The original version of this story incorrectly reported that 17 principals would be replaced.
D.C. Public Schools officials said this week that 16 schools will open this fall with new principals, roughly matching last year’s leadership turnover.
Officials would not discuss reasons for individual principals’ departures, saying only that some are resigning or retiring, and others have received letters of “non-appointment” — another way of saying they’ve been fired.
Among those being replaced is Thelma Jarrett of Coolidge High, who was put on leave last fall after she was charged with assault because of an alleged physical altercation with other Coolidge staff members following the school’s homecoming football game.
Also leaving is David Pinder of award-winning McKinley Technology High, the system’s 2012 principal of the year. Pinder announced in March that he is leaving to take the helm of the D.C. office of New Leaders, a nonprofit devoted to training principals.