Only a few short years after joining Mount Dora Middle School as its top administrator, principal Jacob Stein increased the school’s performance by a letter grade and made positive strides in various academic areas, according to the school district. Today Lake County School Superintendent Diane Kornegay announced Stein’s win as Principal of the Year for 2019-20. Stein now qualifies to be considered for the statewide Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership This award honors leaders who have spearheaded initiatives to increase student performance and promote safe learning environments, often through partnerships with parents and community members.
Stein began in Lake County School in 1998 as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher at Eustis Middle School. He went on to teach science at Mount Dora High, hospital homebound students and coached swimming. He was appointed Assistant Principal at Windy Hill Middle School in 2006, Assistant Principal at East Ridge High School in 2010 and Principal at Mount Dora Middle School in 2015.
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