Ken Savage named Florida’s Principal of the Year

We’re proud to announce that Ken Savage, principal at James Stephens Academy, has been named Principal of the Year by the Florida Department of Education! This school is a part of our Blessings in a Backpack family and feeds more than 395 children every Friday! Ken is an outstanding principal and makes sure that all of his students are getting the best education possible including nourishing their minds and their stomachs!

On February 9, 2018, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart named Ken Savage, of Lee County, as the 2018 Principal of the Year. “Strong leadership in our schools is essential to ensure teachers and students have the support and resources necessary to succeed,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “Ken Savage has made a tremendous impact on his students, colleagues and community, and I am honored to recognize him as the 2018 Principal of the Year.”

After serving successfully as principal at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts K-8, Ken Savage was appointed as a turnaround principal for James Stephens International Academy. In one year, Savage helped improve the school grade from an F to a B. He is commended for being a self-starter and critical thinker, and he is known as a diligent data user who always focuses on the ultimate goal – student achievement. He is a member of Principal Leads in Lee County and mentors other administrators.

“I am so proud of Ken and all of his accomplishments in this District,” said Lee County Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “He is a true leader and mentor, not only for our kids, but for our staff and other administrators. Ken’s passion to make sure all students receive a high-quality education is second to none.”