SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Sarasota County School District administrators announced today that Heron Creek Middle School Principal Michael James is being reassigned to an assistant principal’s position at Pine View School that was recently vacated by a resignation. The reassignment will take effect when classes resume Monday, Jan. 6, after the winter break.
Candace Dearing, who served as principal of Phillippi Shores Elementary School from 2003 to her retirement from the district in 2008, will serve as interim principal at Heron Creek through the end of the school year. A permanent principal will be hired for the school and will begin this summer.
James, 43, taught Advanced Placement English at Pine View and was an assistant principal intern at Booker High before leaving Sarasota for an administrative position in Pennsylvania in 2008. His reassignment from Heron Creek was the result of a mutual agreement between him and the district that his skills currently are a better fit for the Pine View position.
Heron Creek Middle School is located at 6501 W. Price Boulevard in North Port. Pine View School is at 1 Python Path in Osprey.