Jill Katkocin named new principal at Scotland Elementary School

Jill Katkocin has been named the new principal of Scotland Elementary School.

She will replace Dr. Alison Villanueva, who was named interim principal in December.

Superintendent Dr. William Collins said that 38 candidates applied for the position, and that group was whittled down to four final candidates.

School board chairwoman Margaret Stamatis said she was confident that Katkocin would "work hard to maintain the amazing culture at Scotland elementary."

After a brief, five minute discussion, the school board voted unanimously to approve Katkocin for the position at its meeting Monday night.

"I just want to acknowledge the great work done by Alison," said vice chairman Doug Silver. "Thank you."