It’s a well-deserved promotion that brings Kyle Bracewell full circle. Recently, Lake County Schools announced that Bracewell, the dedicated Assistant Principal of Mount Dora High School (MDHS) will be the new principal of Seminole Springs Elementary (SSE) -- the very place he interned while he was in college and where his wife, Stacy, attended elementary school. Coincidentally, the teacher Bracewell interned under will serve as his assistant principal when he assumes his new role at SSE later this month.
After his internship at Seminole Springs and graduating from the University of Central Florida, Bracewell began his teaching career as a reading and English teacher at Umatilla Middle School in 2009. Four years later he began serving as the literary coach at Leesburg High School and quickly leaped into his career as an administrator at MDHS in 2014. Bracewell, who put in long hours building positive connections to students and parents, has served MDHS for eight years.
“It’s bittersweet to hear of Kyle's promotion to principal. While I will miss him dearly, I could not be more proud and excited for him. He's worked hard for this and he is more than deserving,” said Marlene Straughn, MDHS Principal.
“Seminole Springs Elementary is getting a caring, motivated, and knowledgeable principal. I have no doubt he will continue to build a culture of mutual trust and respect,” continued Straughan. “Once a Cane, always a Cane. Best wishes Kyle, MDHS loves you and will miss you.”
Bracewell's first day is his new position is expected to be January 23.