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Gradebook podcast: Why do school principals matter? One principal’s perspective.

A discussion with Pasco County Principal of the Year JoAnne Glenn.
Pasco eSchool principal JoAnne Glenn is surprised by school district officials who announced she is their 2020 Principal of the Year. [JEFFREY SOLOCHEK  |  Times Staff]
Pasco eSchool principal JoAnne Glenn is surprised by school district officials who announced she is their 2020 Principal of the Year. [JEFFREY SOLOCHEK | Times Staff]
Published Nov. 14, 2019
Updated Nov. 15, 2019

In efforts to make schools better, Florida officials often look to the person in charge of the campus. The principal sets the tone, leads by example, attracts (or in negative examples, repels) the faculty and staff charged with the daily education of children.

How do school principals view their responsibilities?

As Florida school districts are recognizing their top educators, we turned to Pasco County’s newly named Principal of the Year, JoAnne Glenn, to hear her thoughts about the highly touted role. Glenn, who runs a virtual school, discusses the importance of the job, as well as her views on the changing nature of public education in a time of choice and customization.

RELATED: Pasco eSchool leader named county Principal of the Year

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