New Spanish River High Principal Named

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BOCA RATON, FL ( (Source: Palm Beach County School District) — District administrators met with school staff and parents last week in an attempt to gain insight into which qualities and characteristics would be most important when considering the next principal to continue the legacy of academic excellence at Spanish River Community High School.

All of the information collected from staff and parents was considered during a panel interview process of potential candidates. The interview panel was comprised of District administrators, teachers, school officials and parents.

Ultimately two highly-experienced candidates were brought to Superintendent Donald Fennoy for his review. After careful consideration, Dr. Fennoy will recommend to the School Board Wednesday the approval of Allison Castellano as the new principal of Spanish River.

Ms. Castellano is currently the principal of the A-rated Omni Middle School. Taking on the principal post at Spanish River will be very familiar to her as she is entrenched in the Boca Raton community and knows many of the Spanish River students who attended Omni.

As a graduate and former teacher at Spanish River High School, Ms. Castellano is Shark at heart. Two of her children are also Spanish River graduates, and she has a child who is currently a student at the school.

Pending Board approval, Ms. Castellano’s start date would Thursday, July 25.


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