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MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JUHAN MIXON ED.D

Originally published Friday, February 27, 2015.

Juhan Mixon, Interim Executive Director

Congratulations to Jayne Ellspermann 2015 NASSP President-elect

Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, FL (also recently named NASSP National Principal of the Year) was elected by State Coordinators from around the country to be the 2015-2016 NASSP President-elect at the Ignite Conference last Friday in San Diego, CA. Jayne is the first Florida administrator to serve as president at a national level. On being elected, Jayne said, "School principals are an essential component to student success.  It is an honor to represent the dedicated men and women who lead our schools.  I am looking forward to serving as NASSP President-elect beginning the 2015-2016 school year."  



Top Principal and Assistant Principal Announced at Commissioner of Education's Summit

On Monday, Dr. Angela Murphy-Osborne from Palmetto Elementary School in the Orange County School District was named the 2015 winner of the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership at an awards luncheon during the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals. In addition, Dustin Sims of Flagler Palm Coast High School (FPCH) in the Flagler County School District was honored with the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award. The awards recognize outstanding school leaders who have increased student performance, promoted safe learning environments and established successful partnerships with parents and community members.

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said, “I am honored to recognize these school leaders. They are shining examples of what it means to make students and the quality of education provided at their schools a top priority. These outstanding principals and assistant principals are models of exceptional leadership, and possess the vision and motivation necessary to provide an outstanding education in Florida schools.”

Dr. Murphy-Osborne is committed to ensuring all students achieve success. She not only believes that demographics should not be an indicator of destiny, she puts it into practice. As a result, her teachers feel fulfilled and her students have experienced significant academic improvements. Due to Dr. Murphy-Osborne’s leadership, the school is the only elementary school in Florida to turn around from an F to an A school in 2013-2014.

Dustin Sims’s primary responsibility is to lead Flagler Palm Coast High School (FPCH) on matters of curriculum, but he has gone above and beyond by also leading monitoring to ensure students make academic progress. By providing teachers and students the appropriate support and incentivizing students to achieve more, he has created a strong and successful school culture at FPCH. During his time in this role, the school’s grade has increased from a D to an A, and was named one of the top high schools in the nation by US News and World Report two years in a row.

The recipient of the 2015 Principal of the Year was awarded a cash prize of $5,000 and an exclusive overnight stay at the Cinderella Castle Suite inside the Magic Kingdom Park, along with theme park admission for the winner and his or her guests provided by Disney Youth Programs. The Assistant Principal of the Year received a cash prize of $2,500 and a weekend resort stay at the Walt Disney World Resort and theme park admission, also courtesy of Disney Youth Programs.

Candidates for these awards were nominated by the superintendent from their respective school district. The Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership was established in 1988 to recognize Florida principals for their contributions to their schools and communities. The Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award was established in 1997 to honor assistant principals that have utilized teamwork and leadership to increase student achievement and greatly improved school environments.

 

FASA is proud to congratulate FASA members Dr. Angela Murphy-Osborne and Dustin Sims on their achievements!

Little Red Schoolhouse Award

The Florida Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (FAEMSP) is again proud to announce the sponsorship of the annual “Little Red Schoolhouse Award Program.” Such programs make education for our Florida students engaging, challenging and meaningful experiences. This program gives recognition to a maximum of eight schools with exemplary (initiatives, efforts, or accomplishments), and one school will be selected for the “John Gardner Award Designation”, which comes with a $500 credit to attend either the FASA or NAESP Conference and other amenities.

If you have an initiative either “school-wide” or a “niche initiative” that you have helped lead and facilitate that can be documented as successful to submit for recognition, and to share with other Florida elementary and middle school principals in FAEMSP/FASA, please complete the application for this prestigious, statewide recognition program through the links below.

Elementary and Middle school principals in the State of Florida who are members of FAEMSP/FASA, are invited to submit an application for recognition of a program in their school. The Principal must have been a member of FAEMSP prior to January 1, 2015 (only one application per school, please).

Please review the intent to submit form and the criteria and deadlines document. Entries must be received by April 30, 2015.

Your Thoughts This Week

Each week FASA features a one question poll on various issues. This week we ask:

Legislation filed by Rep. Mayfield would allow school districts across Florida to opt out of the tests in favor of national tests such as the ACT. However, Florida Board of Education Vice Chairman John Padget said that would send the wrong message: "We'll graduate people with 10th-grade reading ability; that's not good enough, there should be fewer [tests] and better ones.

- Do you think we should use national tests such as the ACT
- Use state tests
- Allow students to opt out

RESPOND HERE and see the results of your colleagues. We will report the results in next week's FASA Friday Facts.

Results from Our Last Poll



Weekly polls are not intended as a scientific representation of member's opinions. The intended purpose is regular engagement of the FASA membership on hot topics.

Previous Messages from the Executive Director

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