INDIANTOWN, Fla. — The Martin County School District is celebrating a special honor for an assistant principal.
Angela Gilbride, the assistant principal at Warfield Elementary School in Indiantown, was named one of three finalists for Florida's Assistant Principal of the Year Award.
On Thursday, Superintendent Laurie Gaylord and other Martin County school leaders made a special visit to Gilbride's house to congratulate her on the honor.
Gaylord said Gilbride has helped improve the school's achievement.
"With the help of her leadership, they went from a "C" school to an "A" school," said Gaylord. "For her to be selected as one of the top three in the state, I think that speaks volume about the work that she has done."
"At Warfield, I actually started at age 23. It was my first teaching job as a kindergarten teacher, and I actually got to work with my mentor, who was my kindergarten teacher. She’s the whole reason I became a teacher. So, I’ve been at Warfield actually for 10 out of my 16 years in education -- both as a teacher and as an assistant principal for the fourth year," said Gilbride.
The winner of the award will be named on Friday.
"This is all very surreal and very exciting," said Gilbride.
🎉CELEBRATING AN OUTSTANDING LEADER 🎉— Martin County School District (@MCSDFlorida) May 14, 2020
.@MCSDSupt Laurie J. Gaylord joined @MCSDFlorida leaders in congratulating our @EducationFL Assistant Principal of the Year finalist @Angiegil at her home this morning!
Learn more about Ms. Gilbride: https://t.co/6gChpf27Xg.#ALLINMartin👊 pic.twitter.com/l3xEADpdwM