Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Principal Named As PR Director.

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

Bernalillo Superintendent Gary Dwyer has assigned an elementary principal to become the district's new public relations director.

Dwyer rejected two recommendations by an interview committee before selecting Helen Maker, who has been principal of Carroll Elementary for the past seven years. She had not applied for the job.

The new $50,000-a-year full-time public relations job originally had been advertised as a part-time position and has been open since last year. Maker's appointment was approved by the school board last week, but announced this week to staff. She will continue as Carroll principal until July 1. …

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