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USD 305 Administration Changes

KSAL Staff - April 1, 2015 6:12 am

Salina USD a 305 schools announced a couple of administration changes following a special meeting Tuesday. An elementary school is getting a new principal, and there will be a change at the district office.

Krista Farrell-Linenberger  will take the principal position at Coronado Elementary School, effective in July.

Farrell-Linenberger has been a public educator for over 23 years. She has been an assistant principal at Lakewood Middle School since the fall of 2007.

Prior to this she served as lead teacher at Cottonwood and Heusner elementary schools for six years and before that was an elementary teacher for nine years in Texas and at Stewart Elementary.

Farrell-Linenberger earned her Bachelor of Science and a master’s in administration from Texas A & M University.

The principal position at Coronado is open following Tina Daniels’ retirement at the end of this school year.

The district also announced the selection of Carmen Flax as director of assessment and elementary programs effective July 2015.

A public educator for over 34 years, Flax has been principal at Oakdale Elementary School for 11 years and an assistant principal at Lakewood Middle School for two years. She was a classroom teacher for 21 years, most of which was at the elementary level.

Flax earned her bachelor’s from the University of Kansas and her master’s from Kansas State University.

Fred Hanson

April 1, 2015 at 8:16 am

Director of assessment and elementary programs? My question is why do we need a position like this? It seems to me there are many positions like this in the Salina school system people are being paid large salaries to fill. Many of these positions were not around 50 years ago but have been created because other employee who took care of these things while being paid higher salaries figured it was to much work for them so positions were created. This is what Topeka needs to clean up which would save millions in the state probably a million in the Salina district alone.

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