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Kristi Jarvis appointed Principal at Ashton Elementary

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SARASOTA COUNTY, March 13, 2018 – Kristi Jarvis has been named the new principal at Ashton Elementary by Superintendent Todd Bowden, effective immediately and pending Board approval. She has served as acting principal since June of 2017. 

“Kristi Jarvis has done a wonderful job as acting principal at Ashton Elementary this school year,” commented Todd Bowden, superintendent of Sarasota County Schools. “She has been a tremendous asset to the school district for more than 13 years, and her leadership and ability to connect to the Ashton community has served all of us well. I know she will continue to be an inspiring leader to her students and staff.”

“I have truly enjoyed working collectively with the staff, students, and families of Ashton. I am inspired each day as I walk through classrooms and interact with our amazing staff and students,” said Kristi Jarvis, principal at Ashton Elementary. “Our mission to serve ‘Every Child, Every Day’, resonates throughout the school. I look forward to our journey as we inspire, dream, grow and become more together!” 

“Kristi Jarvis has done a remarkable job as the acting Principal of Ashton. Her experience and leadership style are a perfect match for the school,” noted Christopher Renouf, executive director of Elementary Schools. “The students, staff and families are fortunate to have Kristi as a permanent part of the Ashton family as they reach for the stars every day.”

Ms. Jarvis has served as the acting principal of Ashton Elementary since June of 2017. Prior to that role, she was assistant principal at Phillippi Shores Elementary from 2015 – 2017. She began her career in Sarasota at Brentwood Elementary where she taught third and fourth grade for seven years. She also served as a literacy/data coach, a reading and math resource teacher and testing coordinator at Brentwood. Ms. Jarvis earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Jones International University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Specific Learning Disabilities from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio.  

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