The Chandler Unified School District governing board is expected to approve the hiring of Nancy Branch as principal of Chandler Traditional Academy Independence campus during its Wednesday meeting.
If approved, Branch would replace Don Shelley, who is leaving the academy to open Chandler Traditional Junior High School.
Branch has served as principal at Kyrene del Milenio school since 2003 and as a regional lead principal for the Kyrene Elementary School District since 2004. She has worked in Kyrene since 1990 as a teacher and in leadership roles.
Branch earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University in 1989 and a master of arts in education administration and supervision specialization from the University of Phoenix in 1999.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the district office, 1525 W. Frye Road.