Happy Summer to all our Flagler Schools Families!

I really hope everyone has been able to take a break this summer and enjoy all our county and surrounding areas have to offer. I also hope you all have used this chance to pick up a fun, light read to join you at the beach, the pool or a nice quiet spot under an air conditioning vent or fan! I am currently reading “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek. Climate and culture will be a significant focus for our district next year and I am enjoying the insight and perspective from his book.

We have a number of projects going on throughout the district this summer in addition to preparing our middle schools for serving 6th grade. Other district projects include new tracks, front lobby renovation, carpeting and paint. It’s all part of our plan to keep our buildings safe and functional for years to come.

Speaking of change, earlier this summer, I announced a few big moves. 

The first is the appointment of Bobby Bossardet as the next principal of Flagler-Palm Coast High School. He has previously served as our Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services.

We asked our teachers, staff, students and parents what they wanted in a principal at FPC. They told us they “want someone who knows the culture and climate of FPC.” That is exactly what Bobby brings. He has served this district in a variety of roles over the years, but putting him at his alma mater perfectly matches his abilities with the needs of the campus.

I also have Paul Peacock as the next principal at Wadsworth Elementary School. He previously served as our Chief of Operational Services for the district.

Paul’s passion for the students is apparent to anyone who has seen him on our campuses. His years of leading Indian Trails Middle School and his vision for excellence will translate well at Wadsworth Elementary. He has shown the value of getting students, teachers, staff and parents involved and how that creates a winning culture.

Hiring continues in all our schools as we strive to have no teacher vacancies on our first day of school. I can’t wait for all of you to meet the new faces when our doors open up on Aug. 10. You also may get to see a few people at our annual Back to School Jam. That will be held on Aug. 6 at Flagler-Palm Coast High School. Look for additional information on our social media pages, as well as our website.

Cathy Mittelstadt
Superintendent, Flagler Schools