David Legrand, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools recruiter and administrator, was named principal of Independence High School on Tuesday.
The school, near the boundary between Charlotte and Mint Hill, has about 2,500 students.
Legrand has worked for CMS since 2004, the last three years as a “talent acquisition manager” in human resources. He was principal of Irwin Academic Center from 2009-2013 and was an assistant principal at Ranson and Carmel middle schools before that.
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He has taught in Union and Guilford county schools and has bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte and master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Amy Dellinger, who led Independence for the last five years, was promoted in February to executive director of the district’s East Learning Community.