Capital School District mathematics specialist Melissa M. White has been appointed as principal of Fairview Elementary School, Dover. White will replace Marcia Harrison, who has been principal of Fairview for the past 12 years.
White's appointment was approved during the Capital School District's Board of Education meeting, held Wednesday night.
White has worked for the district for the past two years as a mathematics specialist, where she was involved in coaching teachers in best practices, working on writing curriculum with teachers and providing professional development.
Before that, she was a mathematics teacher at Central Middle School for 10 years.
White was the 2011 Capital School District Teacher of the Year, the same year she earned her National Board Certification.