Two Osceola School Administrators Recognized At State Level For Outstanding Leadership
Each year, the Florida Department of Education recognizes exemplary principals and assistant principals across the state for their contributions to their schools and communities. Recognition is given to school administrators who spearhead initiatives to increase student performance, promote safe learning environments, and establish partnerships with parents and community members. The following two Osceola administrators have been selected for recognition as 2015-2016 District Winners:
Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership - District Winner
Alan Ramos, Principal of Discovery Intermediate
During his career, Alan Ramos has held the following positions: Teacher at Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines (1997-2003); Adjunct Professor at Florida International University (2002-2004); Teacher at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland (2003-2004); Teaching American History Grant Coordinator for School Board of Broward County (2004-2005); Educational Policy Consultant for the Florida Department of Education (2005-2008); Assistant Principal at Southeast and Braden River High Schools in Bradenton (2008-2013); and Principal of Discovery Intermediate (2013-present). He received his bachelor's degree in Social Studies Education from Florida International University, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a graduate certificate in Public Administration from Florida State University.
Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award - District Winner
Chundra Evens, former Assistant Principal of Liberty High (currently Principal of The Osceola County School for the Arts)
Throughout her career in education, Chundra Evens has held the following positions: Teacher at New Beginnings Education Center (2001-2005); Teacher at Zenith School (2005-2006); Dean/Testing Coordinator at St. Cloud Middle School (2006-2010); Dean at Liberty High (2010); Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Liberty High (2010-2015); and Principal of The Osceola County School for the Arts (2015-present). She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Central Florida and a master's degree in Supervision/Educational Leadership from National-Louis University.
"Both Mr. Ramos and Mrs. Evens are well deserving of this prestigious honor," said Superintendent Melba Luciano. "Their innovative leadership and dedication to academic excellence have positively impacted student achievement and school performance."