Flagler Palm Coast High School Principal Bob Wallace has announced his resignation after one school year.
"I want you all to know that Flagler Palm Coast High School is a collection of some of the finest educators in the country," he wrote in an email to FPC staff on June 7. "This past school year was not an easy one for any of us, but you all came together when we, and our students needed us most. That being said, I have decided to head back into retirement at the end of this month. I want you all to know, It has been an honor to lead you the past year. I’ve taken time to reflect on our challenges and successes of the past year and I was looking forward to meeting a new school year head on. But I’ve also had the chance to look inward and speak with my family. It’s a constantly growing family, with grandchildren spread across the country. A recent Facetime call with my son and his young family inspired me to reevaluate where I was at this juncture in my life. Those grandkids are where my heart truly is."
Wallace had been hired before the start of the school year to replace former Principal Dusty Sims, who was leaving for a state position.
He'd previously been the principal of Seabreeze High School in Ormond Beach for 13 years, and had retired in 2015, after 35 years in education, according to a Flagler Schools news release. Wallace had come out of retirement to lead FPC, and started in August 2018.