Dr. Danielle DeConcilio is our district’s 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year!
Colleagues describe DeConcilio, who serves as an administrator at East Area Adult School, as a passionate leader with a positive attitude and strong determination to help students realize their potential.
“Our adult learners are a unique group of students who face a lot of challenges,” said Steven Cochran, PCPS’ senior director of adult and workforce education. “Many of these students are raising families, holding down jobs and tackling other responsibilities. Danielle works with the community and finds ways to help these students become successful.”
DeConcilio has increased class offerings for students who speak languages other than English.
Through her efforts, GED (General Educational Development) offerings have also been expanded, particularly within low-income areas of Polk County. After successfully completing the GED test, students are awarded a State of Florida High School Diploma and are considered a high school graduate.
DeConcilio is PCPS’ nominee for the statewide Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award.
The award recognizes “exemplary assistant principals for their contributions to their schools and communities.”
The Florida Department of Education program honors assistant principals who have utilized teamwork and leadership skills to increase student performance, promote safe learning environments, and establish partnerships with parents and community members.
One winner will ultimately be chosen as Florida’s 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.