Dear Escambia County Community,
Having been nurtured and supported by this very community and its schools, I am deeply grateful for the foundation it has provided me. The opportunity to serve as the Superintendent of our excellent schools represents the culmination of a lifelong journey rooted in the belief that education is not just about imparting knowledge but also about instilling hope and empowering individuals to achieve their dreams. It is indeed the most incredible honor of my life to now have the chance to give back and serve in a capacity that allows me to contribute to the growth and development of the same institutions that shaped me.
My fervent hope and aspiration are that every student who walks through the doors of our schools experiences the same sense of belonging, encouragement, and limitless potential that I have felt. Together, let us strive to create an environment where every learner is empowered to believe in themselves and their abilities and where they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to pursue their passions and ambitions.
I am excited to embark on this journey alongside each member of the Escambia County community, knowing that together, we can make a profound and positive impact on the lives of our students and the future of our community.
With heartfelt gratitude and unwavering dedication,
Michele Whitman Collier, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools