HAINES CITY - Boone Middle School will have a new principal in July, while elementary schools in Wahneta and Davenport will have new principals in 2008.

Polk County Superintendent of Schools Gail F. McKinzie plans to recommend that the School Board name Nancy Leonard as principal at Boone Middle School.

McKinzie will recommend Leshelle Seay as principal at New Horizons Elementary School and Lisa Myers as principal of Wahneta Elementary School.

Leonard's appointment at Boone Middle is scheduled to take effect July 1.

Leonard started working with Polk County Schools in 1991 as a substitute teacher.

In August 1991, she became a third-grade teacher atEastside Elementary in Haines City.

In 1993, she transferred to Loughman Oaks Elementary, where she taught kindergarten and second grade.

Leonard then taught at Westwood Middle School in Winter Haven from 1995 to 1997 and at Boone Middle in 1997. She became dean of students at Boone Middle in February 2001, and since February 2004 she has served as anassistant principal at Boone Middle.

The approximate salary for her new position is $78,216 per year.

New Horizons Elementary School is scheduled to open in the Davenport area in August 2008, and Seay's appointment will take effect Jan. 2.

Seay began her career with Polk County Schools in February 1994.

She taught the second, third, fourth and fifth grades at Davenport Elementary before she was appointed as an assistant principal at Valleyview Elementary School in Lakeland in 2002.

School Board officials said her salary was not available.

Myers' appointment at Wahneta Elementary was scheduled to take effect Wednesday.

She served as a teacher at Bethune Academy from 1985 to 1989, Hillcrest Elementary from 1989 to 1993, and Jewett Middle Academy Magnet Schools from 1993 to 2001.

In July 2001 she was appointed as an assistant principal at Denison Middle School in Winter Haven, and in January 2005 she transferred to Wahneta Elementary as the assistant principal.

Since April she has served as acting principal at Wahneta Elementary.

The approximate annual salary for the position is $71,716.