Paul Smith promises he gave it his all.

But after six years as principal of the Howard School, he requested a transfer. And next year, he'll become principal at Tyner Middle Academy.

"I left sweat, tears and guts on the table," he said.

Howard is among about a dozen schools that will get new leaders next fall. Schools Superintendent Rick Smith announced principal and central office changes this week. Principal changes announced last year put more than 25 schools under new leadership in this academic year.

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