There are a number of new principals in the metro-east for the 2012-13 school year:
ST. CLAIR COUNTY
Cahokia District 187: John Dozier, 7th Grade Academy; Felicia Rush-Taylor, 8th Grade Academy; Kevin Bement, Cahokia High School; Karen Thompson, Elizabeth Morris Elementary School; Wendy Lange, Jerome Early Childhood Center; Kiota Rodgers, Lalumier Elementary School; Gloria Perry, Oliver Parks Elementary School, Andrew Canning, Penniman Elementary School.
East St. Louis District 189: Tina Frye, Annette Officer Elementary School; Kim Jones-Riley, Avant Elementary School; Anthony Smith, Curtis Miller Alternative High School; James Harden, East St. Louis Senior High School; Lena Edley-Dye, Jackson-McHenry Elementary School; Anson Mitchell, Lincoln Middle School; DeMario Bell, Wyvetter Younge Middle School.
Belleville Township High School District 201: Rich Mertens, Belleville West High School (interim).
Cathedral Catholic Grade School: Linda Hobbs (interim).
Harmony District 175: Kim Ray, Emge Junior High School.
Lebanon District 9: Jeff Teasley, Lebanon Elementary School (pre-k through 5th grade).
Pontiac District 105: Joanna Luehmann, Pontiac Junior High School.
Mascoutah District 19: Cindy Presnell, Scott Elementary School.
St. Joseph Catholic School: Tim Queen.
Collinsville Unit District 10 -- Kimberly Jackson, Collinsville Middle School; Matt Noyes, Dorris Intermediate School; Kevin Stirnaman, Webster Elementary School; Carmen Loemker, Maryville Elementary School; Todd Pettit, Kreitner Elementary School.
Granite City Unit District 9 -- Dottie Falter, Worthen Elementary School.
Red Bud School District 132 -- Dustin Nail, Red Bud High School.