BY Dr. Karen Barber

Support My Re-Election for Superintendent

BY Dr. Karen Barber

Engaging Students and Families

BY Dr. Karen Barber

Impacting The Lives of The Next Generation

DR. KAREN R. BARBER - Our Superintendent

Leadership - Commitment - Vision
For The Next Generation

Providing Leadership
Dr. Barber Serving A Community
Santa Rosa Early Learning Coalition, Santa Rosa Community Alliance, Navarre Kiwanis, Opening Doors Homeless Coalition, City of Milton Affordable Housing Committee, Leadership Education Activities and Programs Committee, and Santa Rosa County Transportation Disadvantaged Board.
Serving Students
Created and Implemented A Program with Santa Rosa Health Department
to increase health services to Santa Rosa “at risk” students.
Achieved A Rated School District
One out of 16 out of 67 in the State of Florida
Designated Academically High Performing District in Florida
90.4% Graduation Rate 2022-2023
Highest Graduation Rate in Santa Rosa County History
Providing High Performing Academics and Achieving Highest Graduation Rate in Santa Rosa County History
Highest Attandence Rates
95% Student Attandance Rate for 2023-24 first semester
Ranked Overall #2
For Child Wellbeing by the Florida Policy Institute
Expanded Career Technical Education Programs
88% increase
88% increase in Student Industry Certifications earned
College Scholarships
Increased College Scholarships awards to seniors by 12%
Dual Enrollment - AP
Increased dual enrollment, advance placement, and elective courses in middle and high schools, including Agri-technology
Broadcast Technology
Utilized broadcast technology to ensure equitable access to learning opportunities at each middle and high school
Sports Program
Created Middle School Sports Programs, a first in Santa Rosa School District History
New football program
Established a new football program and marching band program at Central School
Orchestra program
Launched an orchestra program at Gulf Breeze Middle and High School
Created a mobile STEAM Lab, bringing STEAM learning opportunities to every school in the district
High School Sports
Expanded high school sports, adding Girls’ Beach Volleyball, Boys’ Volleyball
Employee Recruitment, Retention, and Development
#1 in Florida for Teacher Preparation Certification Program
2022-2023 92% Retention Rate, 14.9% Average raise for Teachers over the last 4 years Established Teacher Career Academies at 4 high schools and 2 middle schools to recruit and retain qualified teacher by growing our own Expanded professional learning opportunities for teachers and educational support, including Student Led Academic Teams Successfully adopted and implemented new Marzano Instructional Framework focused on Standards-based instruction and high expectations Expanded professional learning for school leaders to support continued growth and development of all students and employees

Dr. Karen Barber

My family and I have been so fortunate to live and work in Santa Rosa County. The community welcomed our military family here 23 years ago with open arms. My goal is to establish a culture that achieves excellence in the classroom and in the community, attracting talented educators and new employment opportunities that result in economic development and meaningful and satisfying career options for a great quality of life.”

Dr. Barber

Mission – Vision – Values

Ensure that every student in Santa Rosa County receives a world-class education and graduates with a clear pathway to a promising career.

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    My approach to decision making puts students at the top, always considering what is best for each child. I want to ensure that our teachers and staff prepare our students everyday for a promising future. I dedicate myself to supporting their very important work and to creating a culture in which all school staff feels respected and valued.

    What You Need to Know About Dr. Barber

    Our new Superintendent

    2976 Street Address, Milton, FL 32570

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