Interim Leadership for Central High School Named

Springfield Public Schools is having two veteran administrators take over leadership for Central High School on an interim basis for the 2019-2020 school year.

Judy Brunner will be Interim Lead Principal and Stephen Seal will serve as Interim Principal effective July 1.

“We look forward to welcoming this dynamic leadership team to Central High School next year,” Dr. Shane Dublin, executive director of secondary education for SPS, said in a statement. “Their expertise and willingness to serve on an interim basis enables us to continue the search for the next permanent leader. Our recruitment process is ongoing to ensure we find the best candidate for long-term service.”

Brunner and Seal are both coming out of retirement from Springfield Public Schools to accept the positions. Brunner retired in 2006 as the principal of Parkview High School. Seal retired in 2003 as principal of Study Middle School. Both had served in other leadership capacities at various schools within the district.

“It is an honor to return to Springfield Public Schools and work with the Central High School community,” Brunner said in a statement. “The traditions are strong, and I am excited to begin the next chapter at this historic school.”  

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to work at Central High School,” Seal said in the statement.. “I spent my last 17 years in the Springfield Public Schools working in the Study, Central and Pipkin communities. It is my honor to join an award-winning faculty and school. I’m looking forward to supporting Central’s excellence in teaching and learning.”

Springfield Public Schools says the search for a new long-term principal will continue.

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