By Dan Parker
Port Aransas High School principal Travis Longanecker appears to be moving on.
In an e-mail to the South Jetty today, Wednesday, Jan. 27, Longanecker wrote that he plans to resign as principal to accept a position as assistant superintendent at Bushland Independent School District.
Bushland is near Amarillo. Longanecker grew up in that area.
Bushland offered Longanecker the position Monday, he said. The district’s school board is expected to meet Tuesday and confirm the hire, he said.
Longanecker said he has notified his students and staff of his intention to resign. He said Dr. Sharon Doughty, superintendent of the Port Aransas Independent School District, will present his resignation letter to the PAISD school board and ask that he be released March 12, which is the Friday before Spring Break.
Longanecker has been with PAISD since 2004, when he was hired as principal of Brundrett Middle School. He was hired as principal at PAHS in 2006.
Longanecker’s wife, Kristi Longanecker, is a teacher at BMS.
(Check out the print and online editions of the South Jetty Feb. 4 for further coverage of Longanecker’s move.)