The new assistant principal at Stevenson Elementary School started work this week.
On Monday, Sandra Light took over the position previously held by Robin Cornelius, who moved to the district office in order to take over as the new instructional coach for district.
She was chosen from a large amount of applicants.
“I think we had 12 to 15 apply for the position,” said Leon Smith, superintendent of Russellville Independent schools. “(Principal) Lisa White and her council interviewed and they chose Ms. Light based on references and the fact that she comes in with a very strong background.”
Light is originally from Los Angeles and is a graduate from Loyola Marymount University. Her graduate programs, both masters and administration, were completed at Western Kentucky University.
Her teaching career has been in Special Education and working with the Hispanic community. She has been employed with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Warren County, and Bowling Green City Schools.
“She is the bilingual and we have a large ELL (English Language Learners) population,” Smith said. “She will be able to work with them and bring a lot to the table to that area. We are excited about having her.”
Light has served in the US Army and National Guard a total of 8 years, 5 which was active duty. She is married to Logan S. Light from Bowling Green, and as she states, she has two awesome and handsome teenagers, David L. Light, age 17, and Michael X. Light, age 14.
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