Stow elementary principal leaves for director position
By Heather Beyer
Published: February 28, 2013 - 03:18 PM
| Updated: March 3, 2013 - 11:29 AM
In this file photo, Hundreds of books line the racks at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public
Library. Woodland Elementary Principal Brenda Harris will leave Woodland to assume the position of director of library services for the district. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
STOW: Woodland Elementary Principal Brenda Harris will leave Woodland to assume the position of director of library services for the district.
MaryLou Muckleroy, Lakeview Intermediate School's Assistant Principal, will become interim principal at Woodland.
Stow-Munroe Falls High School teachers Evelyn Haught and Tasha Stanton will share in the administrative duties at Lakeview while continuing with their teaching duties.
Haught holds an administrative license while Stanton will be fulfilling hours required for the completion of her license.
Superintendent Dr. Russell Jones said that this is a win-win situation all around to make this move.
Jones said this was an ongoing issue that needed to be resolved.
Due to reductions that had to be made in the district the library staff faced significant cuts, leaving three librarians for nine buildings in the district, Jones said.
Jones said that Harris expressed an interest in providing library services district wide for Stow-Munroe Falls students and presented a proposal to him on ways to improve the library services.
Jones said there really was a lot of merit to Harris’s proposal and he felt students could benefit from her ideas.
As director of library services, Harris will supervise the services that all nine of the district libraries provide to the students.
Jones said that he is pleased to see the rise of up and coming administrators in the district.
“We have a great team of teachers and administrators in this district, and I am happy to be able to support their leadership and career goals. Mrs. Harris has contributed significantly to the education of our elementary students, and Mrs. Muckleroy has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities. This shift in administrative roles will allow our principals and up-and-coming administrators to continue furthering their education and growth within our district,” Jones said.