Principal's Message

  • Heather DeVaughn
    Dear Manatee Bay Families, 

    Welcome back to the new school year! "Where Stars are Born".

    Each year the staff vote on a theme. This year I'm super excited about this theme because it reminds me of the privilege we have in partnering with you to help our MBE stars to shine. 

    As your Principal, I count it a true honor and a privilege to once again lead this incredible school. I want you to know that year after year we have seen growth and success and we enter another school year being a proud A+ school. One of my beliefs is that  being incredible “does not just happen.”  It happens because of what exists at Manatee Bay: the BEST and BRIGHTEST willing learners, SKILLED, PASSIONATE, CARING teachers and staff, SUPER SUPPORTIVE parents, and an entire school community working TOGETHER for the same goal.

    This year we are excited to continue the excellence of our STEM Robotics Programs, High Achieving / Gifted classes, Dual Language, and most importantly the OUTSTANDING teaching, caring, and learning that goes on every day at the Bay!

    I look forward to connecting, learning, and growing together this year as we make this a year to remember: ready set, action! 


    Heather Hedman-DeVaughn