Springfield School Exec Takes Over As Interim Principal At Westport Middle School

A school in Springfield facing day to day challenges with poverty, low test scores, and police calls, is now looking for a new principal. 

The R-12 School District confirms Jeff Wilcox resigned as principal at Westport Middle School, and the district's executive director of student services, Justin Herrell, has taken over the job on an interim basis. 

There's been no reason given for Wilcox's resignation. 

Herrell has been with the district for 21 years. 

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