Education notebook: School District makes personnel and principal appointments

More principal announcements


Additional personnel and principal appointments in the St. Johns County School District came down this week. Among them:

Bethany Mitidieri, principal at The Webster School, has been named the new principal of Wards Creek Elementary, replacing Edie Jarrell who was named as the new principal of Cunningham Creek Elementary recently. Mitidieri joined the district as principal of Webster in 2012.

Emily Harrison, principal at Patriot Oaks Academy, will join district administration as Director of Career and Technical Education. She replaces Chris Force who was appointed principal of First Coast Technical College earlier this year. Harrison opened Patriot Oaks as principal in 2013. Previously she was the principal at Landrum Middle School and the assistant principal at Fruit Cove Middle School.

Paul Goricki, principal at John A. Crookshank Elementary, will join the district administration as a principal on assignment. His new role will include working with the student support services and curriculum and instruction departments. In 1997, he joined the district as the principal at Julington Creek Elementary and in 2005 opened Hickory Creek Elementary as principal before joining CES as its leader in 2014.

Antonio Scott, principal of Cashell Elementary in Rockville, Maryland, has been named the new principal of W.D. Hartley Elementary. Scott will replace Joy Taylor who is retiring this year. Scott has previous administrative experience as an elementary school teacher, assistant principal and principal in both New York and Maryland.

Bethany Groves, principal of Hickory Creek Elementary School, has been named the new principal of The Webster School. She will replace Mitidieri. Groves joined the district in 2006, first teaching at Julington Creek Elementary School before serving as an administrator for seven years at CES, HCES and R.J. Murray Middle School.

SJR State College graduations

St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony May 2 to honor radiologic technology students. The students were each presented with a special pin during the ceremony recognizing their completion of the certification program for radiologic technologists.

The college also recognized criminal justice academy cadets during a graduation ceremony May 9. Cadets representing St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Duval and other counties received their certificates of completion for the Florida Law Enforcement Academy and Florida Corrections Officer Academy basic recruit programs. The ceremony was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts on the college’s Orange Park campus.

- The Record