New AME principal named
Manatee County School District Director of Elementary Schools Tim Kolbe
announced today that Tom Levengood will be the new
principal at Anna Maria Elementary School and will begin the new job
on Feb. 1.
He will be approved by the school board at its Wednesday meeting,
and the information on the appointment is included
in the board member's
Friday report, Kolbe said, adding that the appointment
is a "just
move" and will not meet opposition.
Levengood is presently principal
at Bayshore Elementary in Bradenton and his application
for a lateral move to Anna Maria by Superintendent
Dr. Roger Dearing was approved by Assistant Superintendent Lynette Edwards
Kolbe also announced that Dearing has requested that the
AME School Advisory Committee head up a transition
team that will meet with Levengood periodically to
ensure all goes smoothly for the new principal and all the interested
parties at the school.
Kolbe said he made the announcement about Levengood's
appointment to teachers and staff at AME this morning.