Parent Magazine Flagler December 2019 - Page 26

PRINCIPAL SPOTLIGHT: PAUL PEACOCK Your School: Indian Trails Middle School College(s) Attended: Stetson University Years at Present Assignment: I started at ITMS in 2012 What is your school’s motto and how do you make it come alive in your school? “The Big 3” Do what is right! Do your best! Treat others the way you want to be treated! Describe your school’s culture? A culture of excellence made possible by building relationships between our scholars and professional educators. What do you enjoy most about being a principal? Hands down having fun and interacting with our scholars and professional educators. What is your favorite book? The AV1611 Holy Bible What is your favorite quote? Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philippians 2:3 What brings out the best in every student? Creating an environment of trust free from judgement and letting each and every scholar know I believe in them and will help them reach their goals in any way I can. 24 | F L A G L E R parent M A G A Z I N E How do you communicate with parents? Early, often and honestly. What are you most proud of about your school? Even though we have been designated a “School of Excellence” for three consecutive years, I am most proud of kids coming to school where they are safe and really like being here. What message do you want every student at your school to hear? I love each and every one of you and if you choose to live by our motto, do your best, do what is right, and treat others the way you want to be treated you will be a positive contributor to our world. “ I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE BY OUR MOTTO, DO YOUR BEST, DO WHAT IS RIGHT, AND TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED YOU WILL BE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR WORLD.”