Tiffany Cantwell, the assistant principal of The Webster School and soon-to-be principal of Ocean Palms Elementary School (OPES), is a finalist for Florida’s Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award, which is also known as the Assistant Principal of the Year award.
Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced the finalists for that award and the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership (Principal of the Year) earlier this month. The winners will be named during the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals Feb. 9 in Orlando.
“It is a great honor to recognize these principals and assistant principals whose hard work and commitment to Florida’s students sets them apart, and I look forward to celebrating them next month at the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals,” said Stewart.
The 2018 Principal of the Year will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the remaining Principal of the Year finalists will receive $1,500. The 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year will receive a cash prize of $3,500, and the remaining Assistant Principal of the Year finalists will receive $1,061.
Cantwell has served as an assistant principal within the St. Johns County School District since 2013. She was recently appointed as the next principal of OPES. While serving at The Webster School, she had the opportunity to interact with a diverse student population with varying needs. Cantwell was instrumental in helping Webster raise its school grade from a D to a B (based on 2016-17 school grades).
Candidates for these awards like Cantwell were nominated by the superintendent from their respective school districts. For more information about Florida’s educator recognition and recruitment programs, visit http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/recognition-recruitment.