Adrian principal job shifts put longtime workers into new roles

A longtime teacher and coach became the principal at Adrian High School as the former principal and superintendent moved down to the elementary and middle school. (The Enterprise/file)

ADRIAN – Students at Adrian schools are seeing new leaders in the principal’s offices as a resignation last month triggered changes at the Adrian School District.

Kevin Purnell, superintendent since February 2018, is moving from Adrian High School principal to become principal at the elementary and middle school.

Bill Wortman, a teacher and football coach with 10 years of history in the district, will become principal at the high school.

The shifts were occasioned by Terri Vasquez’s resignation as elementary and middle school principal, which came in mid-October as she faced serious health concerns.

Purnell said that after 13 years in the . . .