New Leaders Named for Two K-8 Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY: St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced that Kim Jay, a recognized literacy leader in the school district, will serve as Allapattah Flats’ new principal, and Eldrique Gardner will bring his expertise in educational leadership to the campus of St. Lucie West K-8 as its new principal. Gent expressed, “Mrs. Jay and Mr. Gardner have a strong commitment to student achievement and deep knowledge of positive instructional practices that will support the continued positive growth at these school sites. I have high expectations for them and for the schools’ success.” Jay’s appointment was approved by … Read More

Teachers are Learners at Fairlawn

Teachers gave up some of their summer break to take part in a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) training. Teachers worked together to create STEM Design challenges that allow students to solve real-world problems. They designed lessons that will give students the opportunities to collaborate with peers, design a model and test the model for effectiveness. Pictured are Brittney Eatman, Vanessa Solomon, Karla Munoz, Erika Stefani, Cathy Laite and Michelle Powers.  

St. Lucie Public Schools: Hiring the Best and Brightest at Upcoming Teacher Job Fair

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), the largest employer in St. Lucie County, is hosting a teacher job fair on Friday, July 24, at Fort Pierce Westwood High School in Fort Pierce from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. SLPS, a fully accredited K-12 school system, is seeking high quality instructional personnel to support teaching and learning. The District is a leader in digital innovation and has instructional openings in targeted elementary and secondary classrooms. Area school leaders will convene during this opportunity event to discuss career options for educating students today for tomorrow’s digitally-driven world. The SLPS website ( will also … Read More

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent: Sworn In As St. Lucie Public School’s New Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent was sworn in as St. Lucie Public School’s new Superintendent of Schools on July 21, 2015, during the School Board meeting. The new superintendent values the support he has received from the community and appreciates this opportunity to serve. He will focus on teaching and learning as the core mission, leadership and talent development, safety with a culture and climate conducive to learning, and communication/customer service/community engagement.

Treasure Coast High School Student Leaders Participate in Penny’s Band Camp

Treasure Coast Titans marched into this summer’s Penny’s Band Camp with a strong student leadership team. The long-standing annual camp, held at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, was host to numerous bands seeking to hone leadership skills, refine fundamentals, and enhance specialized techniques. During the four-day camp experience, students studied with recognized music educators and professionals from the southeastern United States. They learned from Florida Bandmasters’ Association Adjudicators and collegiate band directors. Students received group as well as one-on-one instruction in leadership, colorguard techniques, drum major conducting, and drumline techniques. Guard Captains Alyssa Aultman and Samantha Ferrara earned superior … Read More

Summer School Commencement

SLPS Superintendent E.Wayne Gent speaks with students about their college and career goals at the July 15th Summer School Commencement Ceremony held at Lincoln Park Academy.

St. Lucie Public School Leaders Have Strong Skill Sets

ST. LUCIE COUNTY: Dr. Jonathan Prince will serve as St. Lucie Public Schools’ Deputy Superintendent. As a twenty-three year public education veteran, he brings with him vast teaching and leadership experiences including recognition as one of the state’s Turnaround Principals of the Year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, lauded Prince for his history of building cultures of academic excellence and achievement stating, “Among his many accomplishments as a leader, Dr. Prince has supported accelerated growth in writing, reading, and most importantly increased graduation rates for students.” Superintendent Gent cited the rich talent among the current pool of District leaders as well … Read More

Wayne Gent Leads St. Lucie Public Schools as the New Superintendent

St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes Superintendent Wayne Gent to the helm of the District’s operations for educational excellence. Gent is an instructional leader with a proven record for advancing student achievement and maintaining a focus on improving learning opportunities for students. He also has deep roots in St. Lucie County as a former teacher, head basketball coach, assistant principal, principal, and Florida Principal in Residence.  “I am looking forward to supporting the growth of our students, educators, support staff, and community. Together, we will see SLPS recognized as an innovative and world class educational system,” stated Gent. Superintendent Gent was … Read More