Congratulations to Susan Caputo, Principal at Bonita Springs Elementary, for receiving the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership for the 2016-2017 school year. This award honors principals that have spearheaded initiatives to increase student performance, promote safe learning environments and establish partnerships with parents and community members. 

The Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership was established in 1988, to recognize exemplary principals for their contributions to their schools and communities. Candidates for this award is nominated by the superintendent from their respective school district. Each district may nominate one principal. From the nominations, three principals will be selected as statewide finalists. Out of the three (3) finalists, one will be selected as State Winner. Each district winner was awarded a check for $300 and a $100 check for their school. 

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