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The recipient of the 2021 Assistant Principal of the Year will be awarded a cash prize of $2,500. State finalists will be awarded a check for $725, and each district winner will be awarded a check for $210.

2021 Assistant Principal of the Year

alt textZemenaye Belda Harris
Booker T. Washington Elementary School
Hillsborough County

Zemenaye Harris has dedicated her thirteen years in education to helping all students achieve success, which led her to Booker T. Washington Elementary School. As the school’s Assistant Principal, she helped improve the school grade from an F in 2017 to a C in 2018. Ms. Harris instituted weekly professional development sessions with teachers focused on data-driven planning as well as climate surveys and conflict resolution to increase the school’s culture. She established a Parent Teacher Association for the first time in five years, resulting in 90 percent of families becoming involved in school activities.


Sean David Curran

Broward County
Fort Lauderdale High School

Sheila Waid

Manatee County
Annie Lucy Elementary School

Read more about the 2021 Florida Assistant Principal of the Year winner and finalists in the announcement press release.