Putnam County School Board and Superintendent recognized as Master Board

Putnam County School Board and Superintendent recognized as Master Board

Palatka, FL— The Putnam County School Board Members and Superintendent were recognized for earning the Master Board distinction by the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) at the Putnam County School District office in Palatka, FL Tuesday, June 14, 2022. April Griffin, FSBA Facilitator, presented the award.

To earn this distinction, a majority of the district’s board members and the superintendent must be present for 20 training hours including a Master Board Forum. The leadership curriculum is designed to offer meaningful learning sessions concentrating on student achievement through the five pillars of the FSBA Governance Model: vision, accountability, policy, community leadership and relationships.

“FSBA’s Master Board program is designed to ensure that a school board and superintendent can work effectively, efficiently, and collectively as a governance team while maintaining a focus on student learning and factors contributing to the success of schools. These board-superintendent teams have shown their commitment to alignment of a shared vision to ensure the desired results for their district,” commented FSBA Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Messina.

The Master Board Distinction is one of several leadership development programs offered by the Florida School Boards Association to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities.

More information about all FSBA leadership development offerings and recipients can be found on their website,


Pictured: Jane Thomas, Bud McInnis, Holly Pickens, April Griffin, Sandra Gilyard,
and David Buckles