DATE:  August 31, 2016

Flynn Fidgeon, Public Information Officer
Phone:  772-564-5527


Kelly Baysura, Treasure Coast Elementary School Principal, and Kim Garcia, Fellsmere Elementary Assistant Principal, have been named as the 2016-17 School District of Indian River County’s Principal and Assistant Principal of the year.  Dr. William Fritz, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, notified both of them on Friday, August 26. 

Superintendent Rendell praised both educators, saying, “Kelly Baysura has transformed Treasure Coast Elementary into a hub of learning.  The teachers are committed to a culture of self-reflection, collaboration, and continuous improvement.  These efforts have resulted in improved outcomes for students and increased performance on all measures of success.  Treasure Coast is now a place where everyone wants to be.  Parents want to send their children there and educators want to work there.  Kelly is an exemplary leader and a role model for all of us.  Kimberly Garcia has quickly established herself as an instructional leader.  Her positive impact on the climate and culture at Fellsmere Elementary has been immediate.  She provides incredible support to the teachers and staff, but at the same time sets very high expectations and standards for performance.  She possesses the skill set and characteristics of a veteran educator and is able to share her expertise with everyone with whom she works.  We are very fortunate that she is part of the team at Fellsmere Elementary and in Indian River County.”

Principal Baysura will go on to compete for the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership Award at the state level.  And, Mrs. Garcia will go on to compete for the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award at the state level.  Winners for state awards will be announced at the beginning of 2017.

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Kelley Baysura

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Kim Garcia (Pictured with Dr. William Fritz, Asst Supt of Human Resources (center) and Mr. Ramon Echeverria, Principal of Fellsmere Elementary