BCPS Principal Michelle Kefford Named Florida’s 2019 Principal of the Year
March 19, 2019
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Charles W. Flanagan High School Principal Michelle Kefford for being named Florida’s 2019 Principal of the Year, announced today by the Florida State Board of Education, Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. As Florida’s Principal of the Year, Kefford was awarded the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and a cash prize of $3,500.
Michelle Kefford has been an educator for more than 19 years and has been the principal at Charles W. Flanagan High School since 2011. With her at the helm, Flanagan High School earned its first ever “A” and has received an “A” for six out of the seven years. Since her tenure as principal, she has initiated several programs including “Kefford’s Kids,” a mentoring program and “Falcon Flyers,” an initiative to enable middle school students to earn high school credits at Flanagan High. As a passionate educator, she has held various positions on District committees; volunteers on several city and county committees; and works continuously to build school pride and staff morale.
“We are extremely proud of Principal Kefford, as she represents a stellar group of education leaders who are the best that our District has to offer,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “She has developed numerous programs, which focus on developing relationships, which ultimately benefit her students.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Left to Right: State Board of Education Member Michael Olenick, State Board of Education Member Ben Gibson, State Board of Education Chair Marva Johnson, 2019 Principal of the Year Michelle Kefford, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran, State Board of Education Vice Chair Andy Tuck and State Board of Education Member Tom Grady.
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