now serves as Director of Elementary Leading and Learning with Brevard public schools
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida TaxWatch announced that Rachel Roberts, immediate past principal of Columbia Elementary School in Palm Bay, is among the nine winners of the Florida TaxWatch 2021-22 Principal Leadership Awards.
Through the program, Roberts – who now serves as Director of Elementary Leading and Learning with Brevard Public Schools – has also identified one deserving student to receive a full two-year Florida College Scholarship.
“The principals Florida TaxWatch is honoring with this one-of-a-kind award are some of the most dedicated and deserving educators in Florida,” said Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro.
“We commend them for their transformational leadership and the success they have achieved on behalf of their students. Thousands of young people have and will continue to benefit directly from this work, striving to improve their circumstances and reach their full potential, which will ultimately allow them to make significant contributions to their communities and the state as a whole.”
Florida Prepaid College Foundation Director Cindy O’Connell said that the work of these dedicated principals dictates which opportunities for success will be available to our children and how their educational experience will mold them into future leaders and productive members of our society.
“The Florida Prepaid College Foundation is proud to support the Principal Leadership Awards with the Foundation’s Academic A+ Challenge Match Scholarship Program,” O’Connell said.
“We look forward to helping these nine students realize their potential, and we thank Florida TaxWatch for its commitment to highlighting the good works of these public servants and an unyielding dedication to education in Florida.”
Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis said, “The Florida Lottery is proud to partner with Florida TaxWatch in support of the Principal Leadership Awards and commends each of the award recipients for their outstanding dedication and commitment to students and schools; these diligent efforts are making a difference each and every day.
“At the Lottery, we believe that the path to a brighter future begins with good education and that a good education starts with exceptional educators. We look forward to continuing this partnership to support these efforts on behalf of all of Florida’s students and schools.”
Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins said, “We are so proud of the dedication and passion of the team at Columbia Elementary under the leadership of Rachel Roberts.
“The data and results speak for themselves, this is a high-achieving school that works hard to serve every student with excellence as the standard. The heart of our mission is personified by team members like Ms. Roberts as they work tirelessly to educate the future of the Space Coast,” said Mullins.
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