Palmerston North Girls' High School deputy principal Marie Gordon has been appointed principal of Hamilton Girls' High School.
Mrs Gordon has been deputy principal at the Palmerston North school since 2003.
In her nine years at Palmerston North Girls' High, she spent six terms as acting principal.
Before joining the school, she was assistant principal at Freyberg High School.
Mrs Gordon, who is married with two teenage children, is originally from Taumarunui.
She trained at Massey University.
Her departure is the latest in a series of changes at Manawatu secondary schools announced this month.
David Bovey has been named as the new rector of Palmerston North Boys' High School, replacing Tim O'Connor, who starts as headmaster of Auckland Grammar School next term.
Last week, Awatapu College appointed Feilding High School associate principal Gary Yeatman as its new principal. Mr Yeatman replaces Tina Sims, who is taking up a role with the Education Ministry.
- Manawatu Standard
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