FADSS is Proud to Announce our 2021-2022 Board of Directors

FADSS | By Bill Montford, CEO | July 26, 2021

While July marks the start of a new FADSS membership year, it also marks the installation of the FADSS 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors.  

FADSS 2021-2022 board was recently installed during the organization’s Board Summer Planning Meeting held July 22-23, 2021. Citrus County Schools Superintendent Sandra “Sam” Himmel will serve as the 2021-2022 president, taking over the helm from Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Grego, who will continue to serve on the board as a past president. 

I would like to thank Dr. Grego for his incredible leadership as the 2020-2021 president. Superintendents and school districts are experienced in facing new challenges and unpredictable situations — however nothing could have prepared us for the challenges associated with the COVID pandemic. I am so proud of Florida superintendents and the way they have and continue to address the obstacles. It was — and continues to be — a challenging time for all superintendents. However throughout the pandemic, Dr. Grego provided a sense of calm, wisdom and thoughtful leadership during this difficult time. 

As we look to the 2021-2022 school year, we are fortunate to have Superintendent Himmel following Dr. Grego to take the helm of our association. I know she will do an excellent job leading us forward as we all work together to build on the successes and address the challenges facing public education.

Additionally, I would like to recognize the new Executive Committee:

  • Bill Husfelt, President-Elect Bay County School District
  • Sherrie Raulerson, Vice President Baker County School District
  • Tim Forson, Secretary St. Johns County School District
  • Alberto Carvalho, Treasurer Miami-Dade County School District  

Additional changes to the board include the election of the following three new Area Directors:

  • AREA II:  Mr. Ted Roush , Suwanee County School District
  • AREA III:  Mr. Lex Carswell, Columbia County School District
  • AREA IV:  Dr. Mark Mullins, Brevard County School District  

Superintendents Bobby Pearce (Wakulla County School District) and Diane Kornegay (Lake County School District) were appointed At-Large Directors, having previously served as Directors of Area II and Area IV respectively.

Three additional At-Large Director appointments include:

  • Mr. Robbie Edwards, Lafayette County School District
  • Dr. Diana Green, Duval County School District
  • Mr. Russell Hughes, Walton County School District

The individuals that comprise FADSS’ board of directors are highly respected leaders in the education realm and I am privileged to work with such a stellar group of educators. They have dedicated their life’s work to ensuring the integrity of Florida’s public education system, and I look forward to their leadership as we continue to face the challenges and changes in public education.

A full list of FADSS 2021-2022 Board of Directors can be found here.

I am confident that with these individuals leading FADSS, Florida school districts and public education as a whole is in very good hands! 

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