MaryEllen Elia Named Florida’s 2015 Superintendent of the Year
Hillsborough County School District Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was
selected as Florida’s 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida
Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS). Elia was formally recognized in Tampa
during the joint meeting of FADSS and the Florida School Boards Association.
“Superintendent Elia is an exceptionally talented, dedicated and
energetic educator,” states FADSS Chief Executive Officer and Florida Senator
Bill Montford. “She 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. 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 Montford.
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Bill Husfelt Receives Award
Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt
received the “STAR” Award from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
(CFEF). The award recognizes exemplary leadership in championing community and
business involvement in education through the local education foundation.
“We think it’s
important to celebrate the school district leaders who make it a priority to
foster private-sector support of public education through their local education
foundations,” said Donna Lueders, CFEF Membership Chair.
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