WASHINGTON COUNTY --Salem Avenue Elementary School will have a second assistant principal in the coming school year and Eastern Elementary will get a second principal, Washington County Board of Education officials said.
Nicole Paylor will become acting co-principal at Eastern Elementary School, according to a list of school board personnel moves.
Paylor will be co-principal with Principal Ellen Hayes as the school system prepares to open Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School across the street for the 2011-12 school year, said Jill Burkhart, director for elementary education.
Hayes is slated to become principal of Monroe Primary for the 2011-12 school year, and Paylor is expected to remain at Eastern as principal at that time, said Michael Markoe, assistant superintendent for student and staff support.
This gives them both time to prepare and get ready for the opening of the new school, Burkhart said. Many of the students who will move into Monroe Primary will attend Eastern in the coming school year, she said. Eastern currently handles grades one through five. Once Monroe opens, Eastern will serve students in grades three through five and Monroe will serve students in prekindergarten through second grade, Burkhart said.