Transforming Education

"Transforming education is not easy but the price of failure is more than we can afford, while the benefits of success are more than we can imagine." - Ken Robinson

Transformative education requires vigilant attention to changing needs. We continue to build and strengthen our 360 degrees of support for students through enhancing acceleration choices. The International Baccalaureate Program at Flagler Palm Coast High School and the Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certification of Education) at Matanzas High School offer advanced curriculums with global connections.


Students taking AP Courses (2019)
62% increase*


AP Exams taken (2019)
51% increase*


Students enrolled in
AP, IB, and AICE (2019)


Dual Enrollment Students (2019)
205% increase*

*Since inception of Classroom to Careers program in 2012/2013

Message from Incoming Superintendent

We can thank a global pandemic for shifting our priorities and delaying the release of the 2019-2020 Impact Report. But the delay gives me the opportunity to introduce myself to Flagler County.

I am humbled and honored to be the next Superintendent of Flagler County Schools. Much of my career in education has been spent in St. Johns County, but Flagler County is my home. I have watched this district grow throughout the years into one of the top school districts in the state.

I believe the information within these pages is important for us since it allows us to highlight the challenges we face and the unique ways we choose to meet them and succeed. Flagler Schools is a vital piece in bringing economic stability to our community. We have already seen the impact that fighting a global pandemic has on our local economy. This is why our Classroom to Careers and Career Technical Education programs are so important in providing that pipeline of talent to our Flagler County business community. We remain committed to our students and we remain committed to Flagler County.

As we all prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, and just what that will look like, I urge this Flagler County community to double up their support and encouragement of our students, their families, as well as all of us associated with Flagler Schools.

Working Together,

Cathy Mittelstadt
Incoming Superintendent, Flagler Schools

Dr. Anna Crawford Principal, Wadsworth Elementary School

Dr. Anna Crawford, principal of Wadsworth Elementary School was selected as a state finalist for the 2019-2020 Innovative Principal Award, sponsored by the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders (FCITL). FCITL is the Florida affiliate for the International Society for Technology in Education.

Dr. Crawford was recognized for her ability to remove barriers and provide equitable technology access, use technology to monitor student progress, as well as transform education to promote college and career readiness for Wadsworth Elementary students.

Flagler Schools 2019 ISTE Distinguished District

“Flagler County Public Schools provides tremendous support for technology at the district and school level, creates exceptional opportunities for students and empowers both teachers and students to make positive changes in their schools and community. Serving nearly 13,000 students across 10 schools, Flagler County Public Schools has pledged to ensure education success through high expectations and innovative thinking to empower students to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.”

Flagler Schools is the first school district in the state of Florida to be awarded the Distinguished District Award by the International Society of Technology in Education.

Michelle Coolican, Buddy Taylor Middle School & District Teacher of the Year

“Grants provide resources and tools that allow my students to experience authentic learning where they become active participants. The projects that grants fund allow my students to impact their community and provide real world connections that last a lifetime. Without donors and grants I wouldn’t be able to transform learning in my classroom.”

Transforming education in Flagler Schools doesn’t stop in the classroom. Our students worked with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) School Resource Deputies (SRD) to transform their SRD vehicles. All SRD vehicles are wrapped with artwork created by students from each school.