Jennifer Barbaree is the new Lonoke Elementary School principal.

Barbaree was hired by the Lonoke School Board during its meeting Monday night at the LHS library.

Barbaree replaces Holly Dewey, who will become the new primary school media specialist next year.

According to Lonoke Superintendent Suzanne Bailey, Dewey requested the transfer.

Barbaree is currently an administrator in the Watson Chapel School District. Her husband Brandon is the new football coach at Carlisle High School.

The school board also hired a new primary school principal. Rebecca Reed, a kindergarten teacher in the Des Arc School District, was hired to replace Ross Moore, who is retiring at the end of the school year.