Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart recently recognized 147 graduates of the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy. Two of the graduates were from the Walton County School District:  Walton High School Principal Mr. Russell Hughes and Coordinator of Mathematics and Data Support Mr. Nathan Smith.  The Leadership Academy consists of a year-long rigorous professional development program for Florida principals, principal supervisors and education leaders. The job-embedded and research-based program includes five school site “learning walks” with a regional cohort to practice instructional leadership skills, focusing on increased knowledge and skills to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Congratulations to Mr. Hughes and Mr. Smith for representing Walton County in a professional manner and successfully completing the program!

Pictured L to R: WHS Principal Russell Hughes, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, and Coordinator of Mathematics and Data Support Nathan Smith