Bond Elementary Principal Wins Award

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email

Tallahassee, FL--3/16/12

One Leon County educator is recognized for her contribution to minority students.

Dr. Pam Hightower, principal of Bond Elementary, is the 2012 Glenn Howell award recipient.

Bond students and faculty all assembled in the auditorium at 10:30 this morning. They surprised Hightower with banners, and cheers.

Hightower says today's recognition is even more heartwarming since it's her final year at Bond. She's retiring after 39 years with Leon County Schools.

"I've learned how to lead with my heart and not my head, and build relationships, and that's what you have here. Wonderful relationships," said Hightower.

Hightower's advice to other educators--Always do what's right and do your very best. She says if you do it, everything else will fall into place.


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  • by Zack on Mar 18, 2012 at 06:51 PM
    She has always been an excellent principal! She was once my principal at Carolyn Brevard Elementary School, which is now Sail High! Congratulations on a job well done
  • by Sam Location: TLH on Mar 18, 2012 at 07:05 AM
    It's nice to hear of an educator making an extra effort - I'm sure most of our teachers do. Seems odd, though, to receive an award that implies she ignored the majority of her students.
  • by srobinson Location: tampa on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    Congrats Mrs.Hightower I remember the good ole days when you were the assistant principal at killearn lakes when I was in kindergarten until 3rd grade.
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