Superintendent Scott Bass elected to FADSS board

Special to the Glades County Democrat/courtesy photo.  FADSS CEO and Florida Senator Bill Montford congratulates Glades County School Superintendent Scott Bass on his election to the FADSS Board of Directors.

Special to the Glades County Democrat/courtesy photo.
FADSS CEO and Florida Senator Bill Montford congratulates Glades County School Superintendent Scott Bass on his election to the FADSS Board of Directors.

TALLAHASSEE – Glades County Superintendent Scott Bass was recently elected to serve as the Area VI Director on the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) Board of Directors. FADSS board is made up of 18 Florida district school superintendents representing small, medium and large school district throughout Florida. As the Area VI Director, Mr. Bass will represent the following counties: Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, and Monroe.

“Scott Bass is not only an exceptional superintendent with a proven track record of success; he is a true servant leader committed to educational excellence,” states FADSS President and Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. “He is an asset to the association and his leadership is valued by his colleagues throughout the state,” adds Thomas.

Mr. Bass was first elected Glades County District School Superintendent in 2012 and is currently seeking a second term.

Mr. Bass has dedicated 22 years of service to public education: four years as superintendent, nine years as a district administrator and nine years as a teacher. He was also selected as the Glades County School District Teacher of the Year in 2001.

Bass holds a bachelor’s of science in Education with certifications in Biology and Physical Education from Troy State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University.

“FADSS is more than the state association of public school superintendents – it is the champion of public education and good public policy in order to ensure that every student receives the best possible opportunities for academic success,” stated Mr. Bass.

“I am honored to have been chosen by my peers to serve on the board and I look forward to working with all stakeholders as we collectively continue our work to ensure that all students have the best possible opportunities for educational success,” adds Bass.

FADSS 2016-17 officers include: Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, president; Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie, president-elect; Orange County Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins, vice-president; and Sumter County Superintendent Rick Shirley, secretary-treasurer.

FADSS Area Directors include: Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick, Area I Director; Taylor County Superintendent Paul Dyal, Area II Director; Dixie County Superintendent Mark Rains, Area III Director; Brevard County Superintendent Dr. Desmond Blackburn, Area IV; Okeechobee County Superintendent Ken Kenworthy, Area V; and Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Area VII Director.

At-large directors are: Walton County Superintendent Carlene Anderson, Pasco County Superintendent Kurt Browning, Pinellas County Superintendent Mike Grego, and Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt. Past presidents are Highland County Superintendent Wally Cox, St. Johns County Superintendent Dr. Joe Joyner, and Nassau County Superintendent Dr. John Ruis.

“Scott is highly respected by his colleagues and a welcome addition to the FADSS board of directors,” stated FADSS CEO and Florida Senator Bill Montford. “Like Scott, the superintendents that make up FADSS leadership are stellar educators that have dedicated their life’s work to ensuring the integrity of Florida’s public school system,” adds Montford. “I look forward to Scott’s contributions as the Area VI Director.”

FADSS is the state association of public school superintendents with a singular mission to support superintendents in providing leadership to ensure that every student in Florida is afforded access to a quality education and graduate students that are college and career-ready.

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