October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Beth Nelson from Browning Pearce Elementary School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "I love to see wonder and happiness on the faces of children when they have learned something new or accomplished something that makes them proud. Students have fresh new perspectives about life that they love to share with those around them. Being a principal gives me positive hope for the future." #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Beth Nelson
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Leah Lundy from Melrose Elementary School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "Watching children get excited about the little things and learning from such amazing teachers!" #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Leah Lundy
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Beth Leary from Ochwilla Elementary School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "My favorite thing about being a principal is creating relationships with students, parents, and staff as we work together to build a better community." #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Beth Leary
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Sandra Libby Weaver from Mellon Elementary School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "CHILDREN! Children are amazing little humans. I love to "see the world through their eyes." You never know what they might say or do, but it is always such a treat to get a front row seat to their growth and development. They are funny,smart, unpredictable, and completely honest. If there is anything better than the innocence and excitement of a child, God surely has it waiting for us in Heaven." #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Sandra Libby Weaver
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Joseph Theobold from Q.I. Roberts Jr. Sr. High School. When asked what his favorite thing about being a principal was he responded: "I love the challenge of creating an environment that is supportive while maintaining high expectations, allowing a safe place for students to learn through failure. Our students and the people who work with them everyday provide me with such joy and inspiration. " #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Joseph Theobold
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Mike Tucker from Kelley Smith Elementary School. When asked what his favorite thing about being a principal was he responded: "My favorite thing about being a principal is having the opportunities to make connections with students in a way that may impact their lives in a positive manner. " #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Mike Tucker
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Mary Wood from CLO 6th Grade Center. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "My favorite thing(s) about being a principal...my answer is twofold. Firstly, I enjoy the interaction of working in a school family. When a driven group of people are working together with a common purpose - my day is fun and fulfilling. I love working with all stakeholders to reach a goal: staff, students, parents and community. Secondly, I love learning! I get to walk through classrooms and witness amazing teachers using engaging strategies AND I get to watch students get excited about new knowledge and skills. BEST JOB EVER!" #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Mary Wood
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Mechele Higginbotham from C.H. Price Middle School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "I love being able to make an impact on the students and teachers on a daily basis by inspiring them to realize their potential. I enjoy working closely with them to instill a belief in themselves while guiding them to discover their future aspirations and acknowledging their dreams can become a reality through determination and drive!" #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Tracy Taylor from Eleanor H. Miller School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "Working with students and their families to help the student reach their maximum potential. It is very satisfying to see students as adults who are living and working successfully." #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Tracy Taylor
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Bryan Helms from Interlachen High School. When asked what his favorite thing about being a principal was he responded: "The looks on their faces when they make that walk across the stage to receive their diploma. " #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Bryan Helms - IHS
Superintendent Surrency and Kristin Carroll, administrator on special assignment in Human Resources led a national round table on the importance of teacher retention. Kristin shared the success of PCSD’s Novice Teacher Mentor program that has improved teacher retention for new teachers from 65% to 90% in 3 years. #ProudtobePCSD
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Nation Roundtable - NTI
National Roundtable - NTI
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Tim Adams from Miller Middle School. When asked what his favorite thing about being a principal was he responded: "I enjoy being a principal as I want to be a servant leader to our faculty, staff, students, as well as to our community. I enjoy problem solving and providing support to all as we continue to move our schools forward within the 21st century." #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Tim Adams
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Mary Beth Hedstrom from James A. Long Elementary School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "There's no ONE thing that is my favorite thing about being a Principal, so some of my favorites are: •Helping students get out of their vehicle in the morning, greeting them by name and telling them to have a great day •Doing the morning announcements and sharing words of wisdom, along with the phrase, "Make it a great day . . . or not, the choice is yours." •Visiting with children in the lunchroom •Reading to children •A teacher that asks for the 50th time a different approach, strategy or support for a student because she will NEVER give up on that child •Knowing that each day is different but what stays the same is always having the chance to make a difference in a child's life." #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Mary Beth Hedstrom
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Tony Benford from William D. Moseley Elementary School. When asked what his favorite thing about being a principal was he responded: "My favorite thing about being principal is the people that I have the privilege of serving." #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Tony Benford
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! Today we are honoring Diana Drew from Robert H. Jenkins Middle School. When asked what her favorite thing about being a principal was she responded: "My favorite thing about being a principal is when I see a former student and hear about the great things he or she is accomplishing. It’s a great feeling knowing that I was a part of the educational process that allowed for success!" #ProudtobePCSD #ThankAPrincipal
6 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Diana Drew
Superintendent Surrency led a panel discussion with superintendents from around the nation about the 'Reopening of Schools During the Pandemic'. Fellow superintendents from Oklahoma and Texas joined Superintendent Surrency on the panel. #ProudtobePCSD
7 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Superintendent Rick Surrency
🍎 #WhyITeachWednesday | Nancy Richardson (FL) wrote: "I started subbing as a means to pick and choose the days I worked. My first sub job was as a paraprofessional for Interlachen Elementary School. I worked from the first day until the week before Thanksgiving and learned so much from my experience. I realized how much I love being around the kids and teaching them new things. It felt really good to watch them grow as students and expand their knowledge. Every day I left school with something new that I learned. It really warmed my heart when a student told me how much they enjoyed having me as their teacher." #ShareYourStory #EveryDayCounts #ProudtobePCSD
7 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Why I teach Quote
Thank you BPES families, community partners, East Palatka Volunteer Fire Department, and Island Doctors! "Our hydrated bears are so very grateful for the water bottles this week! PARENTS-we encouraged all students to take their water bottles home to be washed today. Thank you for helping keep up with these extra school supplies to be sure they are clean and brought to school every day."-BrowningPearceElementarySchool #ProudtobePCSD
7 months ago, Felicia Cahan
East Palatka Volunteer Fire Department Donations
Water Bottles
Rick and Kona Ice are helping our local schools raise money... One shaved ice at a time. Since August 2016, the Kona Ice truck has raised almost $40,000 for Putnam County schools. The fundraising process begins when students bring money to school to pay for a Kona shaved ice. Then, a percent of sales go back to the school. Our students and teachers absolutely love having the Kona Ice truck pull up to the school! It was certainly a hit today at the District office! Thank you Rick and Kona Ice for your support of our schools and our community! #ProudtobePCSD
7 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Superintendent Rick Surrency with Kona Ice
District Employees Enjoying Kona Ice
District Employees Enjoying Kona Ice
District Employees Enjoying Kona Ice
Q.I. Roberts Jr-Sr High School's Mr. Johnson is setting up their new disinfectant fogger in the cafeteria. "Our measures for cleaning and disinfecting the school are succeeding because of his hard work and that of his team." We want to thank ALL of our custodial staff members that are taking every measure to keep our schools clean, and our staff and students safe. THANK YOU! #ProudtobePCSD
7 months ago, Felicia Cahan
Custodial staff sanitizing a PCSD cafeteria.