Florida Virtual School Announces 2021 Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations Keith Mercer 2021 FLVS Assistant Principal of the Year
Feb. 11, 2021

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district, recently announced the FLVS representative for the Florida Department of Education’s 2021 Assistant Principal of the Year program is Ronald “Keith” Mercer.

Keith Mercer joined FLVS in 2016 as a member of the pilot team for the FLVS Full Time Middle School. He and his team spent that first year managing the learning curve of this brand-new project, tracking results, and creating methods for improvement going forward. Mercer led his team to develop new live interactive lesson opportunities for students to keep them engaged and to help them learn and retain new material. His focus on cultivating learning in the classroom played an integral role in the “A” earned by the FLVS Full Time Middle School for the 2019-20 school year.

"I am incredibly honored to represent Florida Virtual School as the 2021 Assistant Principal of the Year. It is a privilege to serve our amazing staff, students and their families each day,” said Mercer. “I am so thankful to be surrounded by the most dedicated and hardworking educators in Florida.”

“Keith Mercer exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year, exhibiting a passion and dedication in all he does to help students succeed,” said Dr. Louis J. Algaze, President and CEO for FLVS. “He leads by embracing the Florida Virtual School commitment, that the student is at the center of every decision we make.”

Keith Mercer is a resident of Dunedin, Florida.

The Florida Department of Education Assistant Principal of the Year program honors assistant principals who have utilized teamwork and leadership skills to increase student performance, promote safe learning environments and establish partnerships with parents and community members. To learn more about the program, visit                  

About Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

Florida Virtual School® (FLVS®) is a fully accredited, statewide public school district offering more than 190 courses to Kindergarten-12 students. Its certified teachers use a variety of personalized instructional programs to create individualized educational plans for every student. Since 1997, FLVS students have successfully completed more than 5.1 million semester enrollments. FLVS also provides its courseware and expertise to online and blended learning programs across the nation. Services include content licensing, FLVS Global School, District Virtual Schools, digital learning labs, and professional development. As a not-for-profit, FLVS reinvests revenue into the development of new educational technologies and the creation of the highest-quality courses, benefiting students in Florida and beyond. To learn more, visit

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