Some schools in Manchester have new principals and/or assistant principals on staff after voluntary shifts for the upcoming school year. Among the changes, Rachelle Otero is moving from her post as principal of Hallsville Elementary School to become full-time assistant principal at Smyth Road. McLaughlin Middle School assistant principal Tim Otis will assume the same role at Manchester High School West. He replaces Debora Roukey, who is joining the team of assistant principals at Central.
“We’re fortunate to have strong administrators at all of our schools, which makes it possible for the executive team and school board members to honor requests by those looking for new opportunities,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Livingston. “We respect their leadership and eagerness to bring new ideas to the schools where they’ll be serving.”
Adjustments of school-level administrations mean a new principal will be hired for Hallsville. McLaughlin, which staffs two assistant principals, now has one position open to replace Otis. Southside Middle School will start the school year with a new principal not yet hired, after Kim Organek was named principal of Wilson Elementary School last month to succeed Linda Durand, who retired.
Other changes include naming Steve Soucy as full-time assistant principal at Bakersville Elementary School. He had been part-time there and at Smyth Road. Ellen Allaire, previously part-time principal at Webster Elementary, is now part-time at Hallsville. A new assistant principal at Webster has not yet been named.