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The School District of Manatee County is announcing the following changes to school administration for the 2021-2022 school year. The new positions are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2021.

Mike Masiello has been named the new principal at Anna Maria Elementary School, following the retirement of current principal Jackie Featherston. Masiello has served as the Principal of Ballard Elementary since July 2016. 

Rudy Keezer has been named the new principal at Ballard Elementary School pending school board approval. Keezer has served as the Assistant principal at Ballard Elementary since July 2018.

Mario Mendoza has been named the district’s new Migrant Education Coordinator. Mendoza has served as the principal at Bashaw Elementary School since July 2019.

James Dougherty has been named the new principal at Bashaw Elementary School pending school board approval. Dougherty has served as the assistant principal at Palm View K-8 (formerly Palm View Elementary) since July 2017.

Greg Sander has been named the new principal at Prine Elementary School following the retirement of principal Dr. Lynne Menard. Sander has served as the principal at Sea Breeze Elementary since July 2015.

Dr. Tami VanOverbeke has been named the new principal of Sea Breeze Elementary School. Dr. VanOverbeke has served as the principal at Manatee Elementary School since 2017.

Lourdes Gonzalez has been named the new principal of Manatee Elementary School. Gonzalez has served as the district’s director of secondary curriculum and instruction since February 2020. She previously served as the director of school improvement. 

David Underhill has been named the district’s new Drop-out Prevention Coordinator following the retirement of Mike McCann. Underhill has served as principal of Manatee High School since July 2017. 

Sharon Scarbrough has been named the new principal of Manatee High School. Scarbrough has served as principal of Braden River High since July 2017. 

Carl Auckerman has been named the new principal of Braden River High School. Auckerman has served as principal of Palmetto High since July 2016.

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