As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, leaders at Lake County Schools are making plans for the next academic year. That includes big administrative changes at two Mount Dora schools.
Marlene Straughan Kurecki is heading back to Mount Dora High School, where she began her teaching career and later served as the school’s popular Assistant Principal for four years. Most recently, Kurecki served as Principal of Triangle Elementary, remaining in the Mount Dora feeder pattern where she has continued to grow community partnerships while leading Triangle’s significant student achievement gains. Kurecki will serve as Principal of Mount Dora High, following Dr.Rhonda Boone who was principal of the school for six years.
Boone has accepted a new administrative position supporting a growing partnership between the district and Lake-Sumter State College.
“It is exciting to be given the opportunity to continue working with Lake County high school students and assisting them into academics at the college level,” said Boone.
Filling the Principal spot at Triangle Elementary is Debbie Hartog, a life-long resident of Lake County, where she has spent her career in education. During her 25 years as an educator, she has had many opportunities to lead as a teacher, mentor, coach and administrator. She spent the last six years at Triangle Elementary, the last five of which were as its Assistant Principal. Hartog is Lake County’s 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.
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