In the News

 

Citrus County Superintendent Sandra "Sam" Himmel Named Florida 2020 Superintendent of the Year

Himmel was formally recognized today in Tampa during the joint meeting of FADSS and the Florida School Boards Association.

“Sam Himmel is an outstanding superintendent with a singular focus and commitment to student success,” states FADSS President and Pasco County School Superintendent Kurt Browning.  “Sam is not only an exceptional superintendent with a proven track record of success; she truly epitomizes what a good superintendent should be and is very deserving of this recognition,” adds Browning.

Read the full release.

 

Lake County Schools Superintendent Receives CFEF2019 STAR Award

Lake County Schools Superintendent Diane Kornegay was selected by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) as the recipient of the 2019 STAR Award. The Start Award is given to a superintendent for exemplary leadership in championing community and business involvement in education through her local education foundation.

Congratulations Superintendent Kornegay!

Read the full release here.

  

FADSS Free Ethics Training is now ONLINE.

This training is provided free of charge as a service to superintendents and school districts and serves to satisfy the annual ethics training requirements pursuant to Section 112.3142, Florida Statutes.


Pasco County school first in world to use synthetic frogs for dissections

“The Pasco County School District is committed to being a leader in innovation and opportunity for students, so we are excited to announce that Mitchell High School is the first in the world to use SynFrogs in science labs, giving our students a learning experience no other students have ever had,” said Kurt Browning, Pasco County Superintendent of Schools.

The Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice has launched the "Its No Joke awareness campaign" aimed at addressing school threats & educating young people about the consequences of making school threats & how doing so can lead to being arrested and charged with a felony.  #ItsNoJoke


Shout out to all of the companies that participated in FADSS 2019 Fall Conference & Business Partner Showcase. A full listing of companies can be found in FADSS Fall Conference Digital Directory

Healthy Kids Announces: 17 New Florida Healthy School District Award Winners Announced for 2019-2021

“Aligning district policies, practices and procedures with the highest standards of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model promises a positive impact on the social, emotional and physical well-being of students and staff,” said Bill Montford, Florida Senator and CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. Check out more on Twitter

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Upcoming Events

 
  • Winter Leadership Conference

    Date: January 22-24, 2020
    Location: University Center Club, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the Winter Leadership Conference

    Date: January 22, 2020
    Location: University Center Club, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Institute for Administrative Assistants/Secretaries to Superintendents and School Boards

    Date: February 12-14, 2020
    Location: Renaissance Hotel at the International Plaza, Tampa
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference

    Date: June 11, 2020
    Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference

    Date: June 11-12, 2020
    Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
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A Message from FADSS CEO

FADSS is proud partner with Impact Florida on the Districts For Impact (DFI) Initiative. DFI focuses on sharing and promoting promising instructional leadership practices across districts through a peer-to-peer learning community.

The program was created to help education leaders share and learn about high-impact teaching practices that are bridging the opportunity gap and improving outcomes for all students. Five Florida districts were selected to participate as the first Learning Cadre -- Collier, Osceola, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Pasco. Each district will facilitate a Learning Walk focused on one of the 5 Conditions that Support Great Teaching.

The learnings from those gatherings will be synthesized, and Impact Florida will publish a summary of insights from each district in a series of profiles called Cases for Impact. Learn more about the important work of Impact Florida here.


In the News

 

Citrus County Superintendent Sandra "Sam" Himmel Named Florida 2020 Superintendent of the Year

Himmel was formally recognized today in Tampa during the joint meeting of FADSS and the Florida School Boards Association.

“Sam Himmel is an outstanding superintendent with a singular focus and commitment to student success,” states FADSS President and Pasco County School Superintendent Kurt Browning.  “Sam is not only an exceptional superintendent with a proven track record of success; she truly epitomizes what a good superintendent should be and is very deserving of this recognition,” adds Browning.

Read the full release.

 

Lake County Schools Superintendent Receives CFEF2019 STAR Award

Lake County Schools Superintendent Diane Kornegay was selected by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) as the recipient of the 2019 STAR Award. The Start Award is given to a superintendent for exemplary leadership in championing community and business involvement in education through her local education foundation.

Congratulations Superintendent Kornegay!

Read the full release here.

  

FADSS Free Ethics Training is now ONLINE.

This training is provided free of charge as a service to superintendents and school districts and serves to satisfy the annual ethics training requirements pursuant to Section 112.3142, Florida Statutes.


Pasco County school first in world to use synthetic frogs for dissections

“The Pasco County School District is committed to being a leader in innovation and opportunity for students, so we are excited to announce that Mitchell High School is the first in the world to use SynFrogs in science labs, giving our students a learning experience no other students have ever had,” said Kurt Browning, Pasco County Superintendent of Schools.

The Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice has launched the "Its No Joke awareness campaign" aimed at addressing school threats & educating young people about the consequences of making school threats & how doing so can lead to being arrested and charged with a felony.  #ItsNoJoke


Shout out to all of the companies that participated in FADSS 2019 Fall Conference & Business Partner Showcase. A full listing of companies can be found in FADSS Fall Conference Digital Directory

Healthy Kids Announces: 17 New Florida Healthy School District Award Winners Announced for 2019-2021

“Aligning district policies, practices and procedures with the highest standards of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model promises a positive impact on the social, emotional and physical well-being of students and staff,” said Bill Montford, Florida Senator and CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. Check out more on Twitter

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