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"The question is whether she is allowed to do the job."
Students at St. Johns Technical High School were struggling four years ago. The alternative high school for overage students was the lowest performing school in the St. Johns County School District, which is one of the highest performing public school districts in Florida.
Helping those students better their education was a goal Pam Stewart took to heart when district Superintendent Joseph Joyner recruited her in 2009 from the Florida Department of Education, where she was deputy chancellor for educator quality. As St. Johns deputy superintendent for curriculum and learning, Stewart served as the catalyst for an education overhaul of the school, bolstering opportunities for its students as well as development for its teachers and administrators.
“Last year, the school had the highest improvement of any school in our district. I give Pam a lot of credit for that. …She really made a big difference in our school district for kids who needed it,” Joyner said.
Now, Stewart is tasked with overhauling Florida’s education system.
Read more at the Florida Times-Union.