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The recipient of the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year will be awarded a cash prize of $2,500. State finalists will be awarded a check for $720, and each district winner will be awarded a check for $210.

2020 Assistant Principal of the Year

Bernadette PletcherKate Fulginiti
Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School
Duval County

Kate Fulginiti has spent five years as the assistant principal at Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School, and during this time, she helped the school increase their school grade from a D to a C. Ms. Fulginiti has worked diligently to create strong, positive relationships between students, staff and the community. In addition, Assistant Principal Fulginiti established a system of support for students and teachers from the elementary level through high school. This support system ensures the needs of students are met each and every year.


Matthew Boyack

Clay County
Oakleaf High School

Angela Gilbride

Martin County
Warfield Elementary School