Two Flagler Schools' officials are leaving the district office to be principals again.
Bobby Bossardet, the district's assistant superintendent of academic services, has been appointed principal of Flagler Palm Coast High School. Paul Peacock, the chief of operational services, has been named the principal at Wadsworth Elementary School.
Both Bossardet and Peacock were members of Superintendent Cathy Mittlestadt's senior cabinet. They will be replaced by LaShakia Moore and David Freeman. Moore will move from director of teaching and learning to the position of assistant superintendent of academic services. Freeman, the director of plant services, will be the new chief of operational services.
“I know exactly what the Bulldog family is capable of accomplishing, and I am extremely excited for the opportunity to return to FPC.”
Bossardet is a graduate of FPC. He was the principal at Buddy Taylor Middle School before moving to the district office in the fall of 2020. He was named interim principal at FPC in January 2021 to replace the late Tom Russell.
“I have heard the same thing each time we ask teachers, staff, students, and parents,” Mittelstadt said. “They want someone who knows the culture and climate of FPC. That is exactly what Bobby brings to the table. He has served this district in a variety of roles over the years, but putting him at his alma mater perfectly matches a person’s abilities with the needs of the campus.”
Bossardet replaces Greg Schwartz who was FPC's principal for the past year.
“I know exactly what the Bulldog family is capable of accomplishing, and I am extremely excited for the opportunity to return to FPC to help reestablish the standard for what Flagler Schools is all about,” Bossardet said.
Peacock was the principal at Indian Trails Middle School for eight years before becoming chief of operational services a year ago. He replaces Mary Kate Parton, who was in her first year as Wadsworth's principal.
“Paul’s passion for the students is apparent to anyone who has seen him on our campuses,” Mittelstadt said. “His years of leading Indian Trails Middle School and his vision for excellence will translate well at Wadsworth Elementary. He has shown the value of getting students, teachers, staff and parents involved and how that creates a winning culture.”
Peacock said he is “excited to return to a campus where I can have that daily interaction with the students. They are why we do what we do.”