New Discovery High principal was headed to medical school before choosing career in education

When new Discovery High School principal Marci Sledge was young, she wanted to go into a profession where she could help other people — it just wasn’t the one in which she ultimately ended up.

It was being a doctor — the M.D. kind, not the Ph.D. kind — that was the center of Sledge’s aspirations, but fate can be funny about steering people down a path they didn’t expect.