Dr. Barbara Jenkins Named 2017 Florida Superintendent of the Year
Orange County Public Schools (OCPS)Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins was selected as Florida’s 2017
Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School
Superintendents (FADSS). Jenkins was
formally recognized today in Tampa during the joint meeting of FADSS and the
Florida School Boards Association.
is widely respected throughout Florida, not only by the superintendents of
Florida, but by all who know her and have had the opportunity to work with
her,” states FADSS President and Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas.
Adding, “Undoubtedly this high level of respect is a clear reflection of her
exemplary work ethic, and a true passion and
dedication to always make decisions that are in the best interests of
students,” adds Thomas.
Todd Bowden Named Sarasota County Schools Next Superintendent -- replacing outgoing Superintendent Lori White
Todd Bowden will replace Lori White, who is scheduled to retire as
superintendent on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
“I am extremely grateful to the School Board for the confidence
they have placed in me,” Bowden said. He also credited White for
being “responsible in large part for my success in this district. It is
such a well-run, respected district and I want to perpetuate that
trust the community has in us.”
Glades County Superintendent Scott Bass Elected to FADSS Board of Directors
highly respected by his colleagues and a welcome addition to the FADSS board of
directors,” states FADSS CEO and Florida Senator Bill Montford. “Like Scott,
the superintendents that make up FADSS leadership are stellar educators that
have dedicated their life’s work to ensuring the integrity of Florida’s public
school system,” adds Montford. “I look forward to Scott’s contributions as the
Area VI Director.”
Districts Recognized as Florida Healthy School Districts
Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership, Florida Action for Healthy Kids,
Florida Association of District School Superintendents, and Florida Healthy
Kids Corporation recognize the following 43 school districts as Florida Healthy
School Districts. This recognition was determined by submission of the Florida
Healthy School District Self-Assessment and a score rating at the bronze,
silver or gold level.
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