SDIRC Assistant Principal of the Year

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Contact: Cristen Maddux

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 31, 2018

The School District of Indian River County Announces Outstanding District Assistant Principal of the Year

 

SDIRC Assistant Principal of YearVero Beach, FL, October 31, 2018 – The School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) is proud to announce their 2019-2020 Assistant Principal of the Year, Hilary Poole, Assistant Principal at Storm Grove Middle School.

Hilary Poole is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College, with a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from the American College of Leadership. Prior to joining us in the SDIRC, Hilary served as the Head Track Coach, Head Football Coach, Physical Education Instructor, and Exceptional Student Education Instructor at Port St. Lucie High School. Hilary moved to Fort Pierce Central High School to serve as the Dean of students. Hilary joined us in the SDIRC in 2015, as a Student Support Specialist at Vero Beach High School, and moved forward to become the Assistant Principal at Vero Beach High School main campus, Vero Beach High School Freshman Learning Center, and currently, he serves as Assistant Principal at Storm Grove Middle School, where he builds relationships with over 1000 students and 91 staff members every day.

SDIRC Superintendent Dr. Rendell, stated, “Hilary Poole has quickly established a reputation as a school leader who puts students first, above all else. He builds a rapport with students that is based on a caring, butSDIRC Assistant Principal of Year with Students demanding relationship, as he always holds them to high expectations for personal conduct and academic performance. With his strong work ethic and commitment to educating students, he has been able to gain the trust and respect of the educators he works with. He is making a positive impact at Storm Grove Middle School, just as he did at Vero Beach High School.”

Anne Bieber, Principal at Storm Grove Middle School, added, “I’ve been fortunate to work with Hilary Poole, since he started his career in Indian River County, first at Vero Beach High School and then again when he transferred to Storm Grove. He arrived at Storm Grove and immediately began to build relationships with the teachers, staff, and students. He loves to dig into data and is always asking, what do you need, what else can I do? He is dedicated not only to helping anywhere he can, but also to continuing to learn and grow himself. I look forward to seeing where his career takes him; I know it will be far and that is a great benefit to Indian River County students.”

Bethany Blume, Storm Grove Middle School Counselor, said, “Hilary Poole has been a wonderful addition to the Storm Grove family. Within a few short months, he has established a great rapport with our students and their families. Hilary's strength is his ability to build relationships with those around him, which has improved our school climate in tremendous ways. We are very excited for Hilary and look forward to many more school years with him.”

SDIRC Assistant Principal of Year with FamilyAlong with his dedication to our school district, Hilary is a proud husband to Nikki Poole, who is also an Assistant Principal, serving at Manatee Academy in St. Lucie County, father to his daughter, Rayna, who is in kindergarten at Manatee Academy in St. Lucie County, and son to Rita Poole, who is a retired school administrator from Brevard County.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Cristen Maddux at 772-564-5527 or via email at Cristen.Maddux@indianriverschools.org