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YCSD Announces New Principal and Assistant Principal Changes for 2021-22 School Year

Some people feel students of color have been disproportionally targeted by law enforcement including school resource officers. (WYDaily/ Unsplash)
York County School Division announced changes to principal and assistant principal assignments for the following school year.  (WYDaily/ Unsplash)

YORK COUNTY — Kids returning to school next year may have a different face welcoming them back.

On Thursday, May 27, York County School Division (YCSD) Superintendent Victor Shandor, Ed,D., announced principal and assistant principal changes for the 2021-22 school year, with all appointments effective as of July 1, 2021.

The changes are as follows:


Kelly Denny will be leaving Yorktown Elementary School after 6 years as principal, and will be the new principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School.

Kristin Bolam, principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School since 2017, will become the new principal of Yorktown Elementary School.

Lisa Ruffieux will serve as the principal of Magruder Elementary School, having spent the last 7 years as principal of Grafton Bethel Elementary.

Mark Kirk, principal of Magruder Elementary School since 2017, will become the new principal of Grafton Bethel Elementary School.

Assistant Principals

Lisa Jalomo will be moving from Seaford Elementary to Coventry Elementary.

Melissa Horton will be moving from Coventry Elementary to Waller Mill Elementary.

Beth Welch will be moving from Waller Mill Elementary to Seaford Elementary.

According to an email sent out to parents, guardians and staff on May 27, “The reassignment of administrators was developed in a collaborative process to maximize the strengths and experiences of our school leaders by providing opportunities to work with, and support, new groups of staff and students and to further progress on the division’s long-term strategic plan goals and objectives. School administrators will work together throughout the coming weeks to ensure seamless transitions.”


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