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2021 VCS Principals of the Year

  • Andrea Hall with award
  • Hall with Asst Supt ES and Supt
  • Hall with Cynthia Ramirez
  • Hall with Supt, SB Chair and SB Member
  • Hall with SB Chair and Supt
  • Vaughan with award
  • Vaughan with Supt and Asst Supt MS
  • Vaughan with Supt and Cynthia Ramirez
  • Vaughn with Supt, SB member and SB chair

DELAND – Volusia County Schools and the FUTURES Foundation of Volusia County Schools announced the 2021 Principals of the Year during recent surprise visits to the schools.

Andrea Hall, principal of Spruce Creek Elementary School, is the 2021 Elementary Principal of the Year, and Thomas Vaughan, last year’s principal at Heritage Middle School, is the 2021 Secondary Principal of the Year.

Hall is a champion of student achievement who empowers teachers and students to take ownership of learning, and she supports professional development, and advocates for her teachers and staff. She has been principal of Spruce Creek Elementary since 2016.

Vaughan, who was selected for the honor before his recent promotion as the district’s Director of Student Services, was chosen for his commitment to professional growth and authentic professional development for each teacher to improve instructional practices.

“As outstanding educators and leaders, our Principals of the Year represent all of us extremely well,” said Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz. “We thank them for their dedication to the students of Volusia County.”

The Principal of the Year awards are co-sponsored by VCS and FUTURES Foundation, and winners are selected by their peer group principals during a secret ballot process. The awards honor outstanding leadership and service by school-level administrators. The winners receive a plaque and a $250 award from FUTURES. This year all nominees will receive a $20 gift card compliments of Burntwood Tavern which recently opened in Ormond Beach.

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FUTURES Foundation is a nonprofit, direct support organization founded in 1985 to support Volusia County Schools. Its mission is to engage business and civic leaders to promote and achieve educational excellence for Volusia County Schools. More info:

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