New principals at Lennard, Davidsen, Pierce (not so new at Pierce)
The Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday approved these new principals:
At Pierce Middle School, Pablo Gallego, 43. Gallego has been the school's acting principal since Raymond Padgett was transferred to the district's communications office in 2016. Gallego has been with the district since 2002. He taught at Bellamy and Morgan Woods elementary schools and became an administrative resource teacher at Pierce in 2012, promoted in 2013 to assistant principal.
Stacy Arena will be the principal of Davidsen Middle, replacing Brent McBrien, who is now at Martinez Middle. Arena was hired in 1995 as a long-term substitute at Maniscalco Elementary. She has since worked at Just Elementary, Walker Middle, Martinez Middle and Hill Middle.
Denise Savino, 57, has been promoted from assistant principal at Riverview High to principal of Lennard High, replacing Mary Freitas, who is now at Sickles High. Savino joined the district in 2000 as a teacher at Randall Middle. She then worked at Durant High before joining Riverview in 2014.