West Assistant Principal Named Interim Leader of Hugger School
The appointment follows the Hugger community's pleas with school leaders to name a principal as soon as possible.
The appointment was announced in an email to parents on Wednesday afternoon and follows a mixup in the hiring of a permanent principal at Hugger earlier this year.
Donald Maskill, who has been at West for 14 years, will serve as interim principal at Hugger. Wendy Darga, an intern assistant principal at Hart Middle School, will serve as the interim assistant principal at West for the 2012-13 school year.
Maskill's appointment as interim leader of Hugger fills a vacancy left by Debi Fragomeni, who was named Pre-K through 7th Grade Curriculum Director for the district. Fragomeni's replacement was about to be confirmed last month when school administrators were informed that there was a problem: her replacement was related to a teacher at the school, and it violates school district policy to have a family member supervise another family member.
The Hugger school community had pleaded with school district leaders to put a principal in place soon, as school begins in less than three weeks.