Two months ago, Sikes Elementary Principal Corey Swindler was arrested. An interim principal was named and last night the Polk County appointed his replacement. Laura Starner will be Assistant Principal for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year and take over as the Sikes Principal on July 1, 2010.
Starner has worked for Polk County Schools since 1984. During her tenure she taught numerous grade levels and was named Assistant Principal at Wagner Elementary in 2004.