Principal's Message

  • Heather DeVaughnDear Manatee Bay Families,

    Welcome and welcome back to a new school year. 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 on this campus, 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.

    Last year was truly a challenge. Our resilience was truly tested on many levels, I’m proud to say that we would never have made it without YOU! Your patience, understanding, and utter support made all of the difference.

    This year we are excited to continue the excellence with our STEM Robotics Programs, High Achieving / Gifted classes, Dual Language, Blended Learning, Math and Science competitions, field trips, a wide range of interest clubs including Drama, Chess, Cooking, running, and much more. Most importantly the OUTSTANDING teaching, caring, and learning that goes on every day at the Bay!

    Please feel free to contact me if you have a need! Your communication and feedback help to make our school the success that it is! Thanks in advance for your partnership in the BEST vocation in the world!


    Heather Hedman-DeVaughn