New Homer Middle School principal also announced

Kari Dendurent has been hired as the principal for Homer Middle School, according to an announcement from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Dendurent is currently assistant principal at Houston High School, Houston, Alaska, and was assistant principal at Palmer High School prior to that. She comes to Alaska from Florida, where Dendurent taught and was an assistant principal of instruction in Orlando. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.

The current HMS principal, Ron Larson, has announced his plans to return to classroom teaching for the 2013-2014 school year.

Still to be filled for the southern Kenai Peninsula is the opening for a principal shared by Susan B. English School in Seldovia and Port Graham School in Port Graham. Sheryl Hingley, who holds that position at the present, will be the principal for schools in Sterling and Cooper Landing for the 2013-2014 school year.