Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Visits

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 3:02pm

December 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flagler County School District

Jason Wheeler

                                                                                                                                                                                      

Commissioner Pam Stewart Visits Flagler Schools

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager hosted Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Wednesday. As part of her visit, Commissioner Stewart addressed school principals and then toured programs at Bunnell Elementary School and Flagler Palm Coast High School.

“Commissioner Stewart has been a friend of Flagler School throughout her tenure,” says Superintendent Tager. “She has shown great leadership during her career in education and she continues to share her knowledge, even as she winds down her time in Tallahassee.” Commissioner Stewart announced Tuesday she will step down from her post on January 8th to allow Governor-elect Ron DeSantis the state Board of Education to appoint a new Education Commissioner.

Speaking to our principals, Commissioner Stewart told them “I like getting out into the schools and speaking with our principals. it is where my heart is.” She went on to add, “I’ve got almost 39 years in public education and was asked to give some advice. Treat everyone well, no matter what job a person has. Treat them well and with respect. We also talk about the importance of relationships, and it is extremely important. The way we respond to students is really important.”

Following her meeting with school principals, Commissioner Stewart was treated to a lunch made up of food grown on the Bunnell Elementary School campus and prepared by students. Those students then showed the guests the gardens from where the food was grown.  She then toured the Fire Leadership Academy at nearby Flagler Palm Coast High School, which is a collaboration between Flagler Schools and our local fire departments, led by Flagler County Fire Rescue.