A month after my initial request and 1 1/2 weeks into the new school year, the Buffalo school district has finally provided a completed list of the principal changes for this school year. The chart below shows the principal changes for all schools, what the background is of the new principal and what happened to the last one.
Principals have changed at 13 Buffalo public schools, including the former Pinnacle Charter School, which is being annexed by the Buffalo Public School district. Five were principals at different Buffalo schools last year, four were formerly assistant principals who have promoted within the district, and three new principals were recruited from outside the area.
The principals who have been recruited as school "turnaround specialists" from outside the area include Heather Short-English of Las Vegas, the new principal of Harriet Ross Tubman School 81; John Rivers of Rochester, the new principal of Hamlin Park Elementary School 74; and Terry Ross of Memphis, Tenn., owner of International Institute for Global Academic Proficiency.
Here's the complete listing: