ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Wide eyes, smiles and tributes to the efforts of school staffs were the common threads that bound Principal Traci Wilke and Assistant Principal Marcy Luckey as they were surprised with the news that they are this year’s Outstanding Principal and Assistant Principal for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS). Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and an entourage of well-wishers visited Wilke at Lawnwood Elementary and Luckey at St. Lucie Elementary to share the accolades.
“Outstanding school leaders set the pace for school achievement,” said Superintendent Gent. “They are definitely focused on creating learning environments in which every child succeeds.”
Wilke and Luckey are both veteran educators in St. Lucie Public Schools and have been recognized for outstanding achievement and service throughout their careers. They are also not strangers to professional learning as they have a passion for being on the forefront of the latest educational research and best practices.
Both nominations from St. Lucie Public Schools will be shared with the Florida Department of Education’s statewide pool of nominees. State winners will be announced later this year. The Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership was established in 1988 to recognize Florida principals for their contributions to their schools and communities. The Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award was established in 1997 to honor assistant principals that have utilized teamwork and leadership to increase student achievement and greatly improved school environments.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.
Dr. Kevin Perry, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, Principal Traci Wilke, and Lydia Martin celebrate the announcement of Wilke being named Outstanding Principal of the Year for SLPS.
St. Lucie Elementary’s Assistant Principal Marcy Luckey is surprised by Superintendent E. Wayne Gent as he announces that she is St. Lucie Public Schools’ Assistant Principal of the Year.