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MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin County School District Superintendent Laurie Gaylord was presented a certificate of completion for the Florida Association of District School Superintendents Florida Superintendent Special Certification Program.
The certificate was presented to Superintendent Gaylord by Dan Boyd, FADSS president, Bill Montford, FADSS chief executive officer and Pam Stewart, Florida Education Commissioner on Sept. 13, at the FADSS fall conference in Tampa.
The Special Certification Program is an extensive training program designed specifically for Florida Superintendents that includes training in School Law, School Finance, Collective Bargaining, the Superintendent's Leadership Role in Improving Student Achievement and Core Concepts of Leadership. In addition, the superintendent is required to satisfactorily complete the Florida Superintendents Examination to demonstrate a firm understanding of the information and knowledge presented through the training course.
"Superintendent Gaylord should be commended for her efforts to expand and build upon the skills and knowledge necessary to lead the school system in today's challenging and complex society," said Mr. Montford. "The Martin County School District is fortunate to have a leader like Superintendent Gaylord who is committed to public education and to the continuous growth and enhancement of their own leadership skills in order to better serve their school system."
"Continuing education and certification is essential for all of us in education," said Superintendent Gaylord. "I am honored to complete this important program and to implement my training in the Martin County School District."