Broward schools name top principal, assistant principal
Broward County Public Schools named Principal James Griffin, Rock Island Elementary School and Assistant Principal Vicki Flounoy, Lauderdale Manors Elementary School, 2010 ACCLAIM Award winners at an event held last night (Wednesday, May 27, 2010) at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.
The ACCLAIM Awards were created to honor an outstanding principal and assistant principal each year for their hard work and dedication. The awards seek to recognize school leaders who excel in the following areas: Achievement, Communication, Compassion, Leadership, Accountability, Innovation and Motivation.
James Griffin, Principal
Rock Island Elementary School
James Griffin sets a standard of high expectations to create positive change in the teaching and learning culture of Rock Island Elementary School. He uses educational equipment and groundbreaking methodologies to provide students the best learning experience possible.
Griffin’s passion for exposing students to the most current research-based resources attributes greatly to Rock Island’s image and the studentsí thirst for knowledge. Every classroom is student friendly, print rich and contains a Promethean Board. He has supported team members, substitute teachers, parent volunteers and tutors being visible in every corner of the school assisting students in reading, math and writing. These efforts have lead to tremendous growth of the students.
Vicki Flournoy, Assistant Principal
Lauderdale Manors Elementary School
Vicki Flournoy is a remarkable Assistant Principal who inspires students and staff on a daily basis with her dedication, positive attitude and untouchable work ethic. Her sensitivity to the needs of staff, students and parents is always apparent. She works closely with the community and has a great relationship with the parents at Lauderdale Manors Elementary School.
Flournoy has made a significant contribution to restructuring Lauderdale Manorsí science program. In 2008, FCAT Science performance data showed that only five percent of fifth graders scored at or above grade level. After looking at the data, she found time to add effective staff development, support, feedback and teacher and student accountability to her already full plate. As a result of her urgency, excellence and support to the teachers, Lauderdale Manors FCAT Science scores shot up 28 points.
ACCLAIM Award finalists included:
Sherry Bees, Maplewood Elementary School;
Philip Bullock, Miramar Elementary School; and
Dr. Patricia Patterson, Nob Hill Elementary School.
Christine Henschel, South Plantation High School;
Melissa Holtz, Bennett Elementary School; and
Barbara Rothman, Norcrest Elementary School.
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