Broward Schools’ Runcie named Superintendent Of The Year
By Staff Writer
At a meeting in Tampa Wednesday that included the Florida School Boards Association, Broward County’s Robert Runcie was named 2016 Florida’s Superintendent of the Year.
Runcie, who has been the superintendent since 2011, was awarded the honor by the Florida Association of Districts Superintendents.
In spite of a recent diversity study that did not favor the Broward County School Board, Superintendent, Runcie has sustained his position as an effective leader with respect to most Broward School Board members.
Among Runcie’s successes, is an $800 million bond passed in November for renovation and technology to South Florida schools, he helped improve school discipline programs and further extended pedagogic courses like computer science, debate, chess, and the arts.
Three board members — Abby Freedman, Ann Murray and Rosalyn Osgood – view Runcie as highly effective.
“Mr. Runcie continues to address challenges and deliver on solutions to move this district forward,” Freedman wrote.
Runcie has a “clear vision for our district” and “is com-
mitted to providing a quality education for all children,” Osgood wrote.
In February, Runcie will represent the state of Florida as a finalist for the national award.
Congratulations Superintended Runcie!