Haile Middle School principal participates in leadership academy

July 16, 2014 

Principal completes leadership school

BRADENTON -- Principal Sharon Scarbrough of Haile Middle School has graduated from the Florida Department of Education Commissioner's Leadership Academy.

Principals were selected to for the Academy in recognition of leadership skills and for being among Florida's 50 highest-performing principals, according to the Council for Educational Change. Scarbrough was principal of Sugg Middle School in Manatee County.

The Council for Educational Change designed the year-long program to enhance participant strengths and continue their professional growth at the district and state levels.

The Commissioner's Leadership Academy has served nearly 750 principals and aspiring school leaders and an estimated 300,000 students over the past two years.

Students prep for careers in Manatee summer camp

PALMETTO -- The "Journey to Success" youth development program is helping 25 local students with 110 hours of vocational training and career exploration and 16 hours of employability life skills and group mentoring this summer at Palmetto High School

Journey to Success students were referred to the program by Manatee County School District instructors and Take Stock in Children Manatee, according to the district.

Students receive financial literacy instruction, CPR certification and Florida Ready to Work certification. Field trips include Blake Hospital, Manatee Technical Institute, Lake Erie College of Medicine and the State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota.

Students also receive incentives/stipends based on individual daily attendance and participation. The classes meet at Palmetto High School 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. weekdays through next week.

Journey to Success is made possible through a partnership between Career Source Suncoast, the local chapter of Gamma Xi Boule Fraternity and the Manatee County School District Technical Education Department, according to the district.

-- Herald staff reports

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