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Holmes Named as Adult Education Director

Leslie HolmesHolmes Named as Adult Education Director

 MONROE COUNTY – Mrs. Leslie Holmes has been named as the new Director of Adult Education, according to Monroe County School District Superintendent Theresa Axford.  She moves from her previous position as the Assistant Principal of Sugarloaf School to fill the vacancy left by Trevor Tyler’s move to Marathon High School.  

“Mrs. Holmes expertise in conducting testing and scheduling at the school level will definitely assist with the time management required in Adult Education,” stated Axford.  “Her work as Coordinator of Take Stock in Children will provide valuable expertise in supporting adult learners with academic goals.”

 Holmes educational background includes a Bachelor Degree in Health Science Education from the University of Florida, a Master Degree in Reading from Barry University and an Educational Leadership certification from Florida State University.  She has been with the district since 2000 and has served as a high school special education and reading teacher, director of student activities and most recently, assistant principal at the elementary/middle school level.   For two years, she was the Program Coordinator for Take Stock in Children where she contributed to the development of local program goals.  During her 21 year tenure, she has been involved with the Student Code of Conduct Committee, the Back to School Task Force and has completed the NEFEC Regional Principal Academy.  Her varied experiences  in working with instructional programs at all levels, as well as her knowledge of programmatic planning provides strengths that she will utilize in her new role. 

 “I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to educating the adults in our community,”  stated Holmes.