Lori White named 2014 Champion Superintendent of the Year

For the past 18 years, charter school advocates, teachers, founders, principals and governing board members have been gathering in Orlando, FL for the state Charter School Conference. Three years ago, the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) – the state’s leading charter school support and advocacy organization – held an awards ceremony to recognize individuals making a significant impact in their communities, and on the state’s education system, through their work with or at a charter school. This year’s Charter Schools Champions awards ceremony took place the evening of November 20th.

Among the recipients was Lori White, Superintendent for Sarasota Public Schools. She was named the 2014 Charter School Champion School District Superintendent of the Year. “Lori White is a brave individual whose priority is children, teachers, and parents – regardless of whether they’re at a district or charter school. That’s what makes her a champion and why we wanted to recognize her,” said Robert Haag, FCPCS President. The Sarasota School District is one of the few in the state that share millage with their charter schools.