Flagler Schools Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt is recommending Cara Cronk as the 11th principal of Buddy Taylor Middle School. Mrs. Cronk is currently an assistant principal at BTMS.
“Cara has a vision for Buddy Taylor Middle School. She has been a vital member of Principal Bossardet’s team and I am confident she will do a great job in continuing the growth seen at Buddy Taylor,” says Superintendent Mittelstadt.
Mrs. Cronk is excited to begin this next chapter in her career. “I am humbled and honored to be named the principal of Buddy Taylor Middle School. Over the past few years, we have strived to reignite the student, faculty, and community pride in Buddy Taylor Middle School. I am committed to growing the positive climate and culture that we have firmly established while ensuring our students and staff have all the supports they need to reach their maximum potential.“
Cronk is in her 25th year in education. She has been an assistant principal at Buddy Taylor Middle School since 2018, after serving as an assistant principal at Matanzas High School for two years. Cara attended Florida Atlantic University for her undergraduate degree in Education. She earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from American College of Education. She’s worked with Flagler Schools since August 2004. She was named Flagler Schools Assistant Principal of the Year in 2018. Cara has two daughters, and her husband Justin Cronk is an educator at Indian Trails Middle School.
Cronk follows Robert “Bobby” Bossardet as principal at Buddy Taylor. He accepted a position as Executive Director of Leadership Development for the school district.