Flagler County School Board selects next superintendent

Cathy Mittelstadt is set to become the next Superintendent of Flagler Schools.

Mittelstadt is currently the deputy superintendent of Operations with St. Johns County Schools, where she has previously served as an assistant principal, principal, and associate superintendent of Student Support Services.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in Adaptive Physical Education from the University of Central Florida.

‘The right person’

In making this choice, School Board Chair Janet McDonald said, “First, the board was in a perfect situation. All four of our finalists would make a wonderful Superintendent of Schools. That said, we believe Cathy Mittelstadt is the right person to continue to move Flagler Schools forward, building upon what Superintendent Tager has put in place.

“Ms. Mittelstadt is ready to start her own chapter for Flagler Schools and I am confident she will lead our district through the challenges ahead and grow our successes.”

Tager retires June 30

The vote to approve offering the position to Mittelstadt was 4-0. Board Member Colleen Conklin has recused herself from all school board matters regarding the superintendent position when she applied for the position herself.

McDonald and Board Attorney Kristy Gavin will now begin contract negotiations.

The board would like to have Mittelstadt in place on June 1.

Current Superintendent James Tager retires June 30 and has committed to working with his successor on a smooth transition process.

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