Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Commissioner Richard Corcoran stopped by Riverside Elementary School in Crestview, Florida to help kick off the 2019-2020 school year. Visiting with him was Florida’s Teacher of the Year, Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré, the Director of Bands and Orchestras at C. Leon King High School in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Mitch Mongell, CEO of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, and Dave Whalen, CEO of Twin Cities Hospital, were recognized at the August 12, 2019, School Board meeting for their generous donation of six ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits in support of student safety. The kits will be distributed to all Okaloosa County High Schools.
“This is something we hope we never have to utilize,” said Superintendent Marcus Chambers. "The partnership with these two hospitals is a testament to how much they care about our students and how much they care about Okaloosa County.”