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Florida Virtual School Announces 2021 Principal of the Year

by Tania Clow | 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 Principal of the Year program is Dominique Baroco.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district, recently announced the FLVS representative for the Florida Department of Education’s 2021 Principal of the Year program is Dominique Baroco.

Dominique Baroco, a nine-year veteran of FLVS, is the Principal/Instructional Leader who oversees the Chinese and French teams for FLVS Flex. She is a servant leader, an energetic champion of individual student success, and a pioneer of creative learning opportunities. Baroco has seamlessly led her team in helping students find their pathways to success by implementing a collaborative intervention process involving each individual student, parent, classroom teacher, and lead teacher.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized as the Principal of the Year for Florida Virtual School. I have tremendous respect and gratitude for the teachers and mentors who have shaped me over the years, and the generous hearts and adept minds of all my colleagues, especially our teachers, inspire me in our shared mission,” said Baroco. “Alongside such admirable educators, it remains a daily privilege to speak to students, hear their stories and support their growth. When I look around at all those committed to providing a transformative education and personalizing it to every student, I see a bright future for our children, their learning and their possibilities."

“Dominique Baroco has impressed both her peers and the Leadership team with her enthusiasm for foreign language education, her methods of instructional innovation, and her own admirable leadership skills,” said Dr. Louis J. Algaze, President and CEO for FLVS. “A leader who has the respect of both those she leads and those to whom she reports is indeed an invaluable asset to any school.”

Dominique Baroco is a resident of Pensacola, Florida.

The Florida Department of Education Principal of the Year program honors principals who have spearheaded initiatives to increase student performance, promote safe learning environments and establish partnerships with parents and community members. To learn more about the program, visit www.fldoe.org.