Principal's Message

  • Heather DeVaughn

    Dear Manatee Bay Families,

    Welcome back to the new school year where “Teaching and Learning Are Out of This World”

    This year our theme puts a stamp on what we have been doing from day one, providing our students with a world-class education. Our teachers and staff collaborate and do wonders to provide you and your children with learning experiences that last a lifetime. It starts the minute you walk in the door. Our positive and inclusive culture allows all our students to be seen and heard. When that happens there is nowhere to go but upward and onward!

    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. 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 deliberately 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, a Stellar InD Special Program, 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 as we use our executive functioning skills to become world changers.


    Heather Hedman-DeVaughn Principal