The Neenah Joint School District has selected two individuals to fill principal vacancies at Clayton and Taft Elementary Schools.
Amy McKeefry (pictured, left), a veteran teacher in the Pulaski Community School District, will be the new principal at Clayton, while Dr. Lucille Hrib (pictured, right), a middle school principal in Statesville, N.C., has been named the principal at Taft. The school board approved the hires at its March 3 meeting.
McKeefry is in her second year as a Title I/Learning Support teacher at Fairview Elementary School in Pulaski. She is also the building coordinator at Fairview and assists with principal duties. McKeefry previously taught first grade for 13 years at Glenbrook Elementary School in Pulaski. She earned Elementary Education and Spanish degrees from UW-Green Bay and completed a Master’s Degree in Leadership at Cardinal Stritch University.
Hrib is completing her 12th year in administration in the Iredell-Statesville School District. She is in her fourth year as the principal at West Iredell Middle School after serving eight years as an assistant principal at the elementary level. Hrib taught four years of elementary school at Burke County Public Schools in Morganton, N.C. and was a Title I teacher for five years for Pinellas County Schools in St. Petersburg, Fla. She has an Elementary Education degree from the University of South Florida and earned Master’s Degrees in Education Leadership and School Administration from Gardner-Webb University (N.C.).
McKeefry replaces Jackie Munoz-Ellmann, who is taking over as principal at Horace Mann Middle School. Hrib is replacing Phil Johnson, who is retiring after 30 years in Neenah, including 24 years as an elementary principal.