Principal's Message

  • Heather Hedman-DeVaughn, Principal



    Welcome and Welcome back to a new school year where E-Learning comes ALIVE! 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 with our STEM Robotics Programs, High Achieving / Gifted classes, Debate, Dual Language,  Most importantly the OUTSTANDING teaching, caring, and learning that goes on every day at the Bay!

    Please know that we are here to support you in this virtual setting. Technology has allowed us to maintain communication while remaining in the safest environment. Stay involved by, downloading the BCPS App to stay tuned with Parenlink messages,  join our monthly "Coffee and Conversations" to get updates, join our fabulous PTA,  become a SAC (School Advisory Council member or participant), become a SAF (School Advisory Forum member or participant).

    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 as we make incredible history together!


    Heather Hedman-DeVaughn