When searching for a new principal at Purcell Junior High School, the district’s school board didn’t have to look far.
Just next door at Purcell High School, as it turns out.
At a special meeting on March 25, board members in a unanimous vote selected high school assistant principal Carol Testa for the post starting with the 2021-22 school year.
Testa is also the district’s athletic director.
Superintendent Dr. Sheli McAdoo is “thrilled” at the board’s choice.
“Mrs. Testa has been an asset to our district in her role as high school assistant principal and district athletic director,” McAdoo said. “Carol is a wonderful communicator and dedicated educator who is focused on providing the best for students.”
Testa will replace Jay Solomon, who is resigning at the end of the current school year.
At the board’s regular meeting on March 8, members approved 2021-22 contracts for the district’s other principals – Jason Sanders, high school; Tina Swayze, intermediate school, and Cindy Stone, elementary school.