On Tuesday, the Lancaster County School District Board named Anita Watts as new principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School.
Since last fall, Kathy Richardson served as interim principal after former principal Phillip Mickles took another position in the school district.
After interviewing three candidates, superintendent Dr. Gene Moore recommended Watts for the job, which was unanimously approved (7-0) by the board, said school district spokesman David Knight.
Watts has nearly 23 years of experience in education, including 13 years at A.R. Rucker Middle.