A personal note from Bobby Pearce


bobby-200Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for visiting my website and your interest in my campaign. I believe that educators serve the public and have to earn their trust. We have a sacred responsibility to not only educate students, but also to recognize the needs of the whole child when they are in our supervision. I care about our children. They are my priority and the reason why I am running for Superintendent of Wakulla Schools.

As a Wakulla High School graduate, I have been a part of the successful Wakulla educational system for most of my life. I believe I have a deep understanding of why we routinely earn the Florida Department of Education designation as an “Academically High Performing District,” and a vision that will take us to even greater levels of success.

I have served at Wakulla High School, Crawfordville Elementary School, Sopchoppy Elementary School, Medart Elementary School and the District Office. I have learned about the intricacies of balancing the needs of a high performing district with the financial constraints that have affected the district, state and nation. I believe in combining the passion to provide rich educational opportunities with compassion for those who are struggling through the economic downturn.

The Wakulla school system cannot maintain a tradition of excellence without also being on the cutting edge of innovation.
The following list demonstrates ways in which Wakulla students and Wakulla educators have demonstrated success so far:

  • family-pic-with-dogs-2002011 district-wide, 5 year accreditation of all Wakulla County public school from Pre-K through Grade 12.

  • An 88% 2011 graduation rate compared to the state’s 80%. Wakulla is #1 of the surrounding counties, including Leon, Gadsden and Jefferson.

  • The 4th consecutive “Academically High Performing” designation from FLDOE.

  • Eight Career and Technical Education programs [formerly referred to as Vocational] on the WHS campus that include the Medical Academy, Accounting, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Web Design, Digital Design, TV Production and the new Engineering Academy for 2012-2013.

  • Advanced Placement course offerings that have grown from 2 classes of 26 students in 2001 to 14 course offerings and 500 student requests for SY 2012-13.

My vision of supporting innovative ways that will make Wakulla students competitive with any student from any educational system anywhere include:

  • Common Core Standards
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Gifted Curriculum
  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Working together we can solve complex problems and provide all children with rigorous opportunities to reach their full potential.  I am here to serve you.  Please call or email me. And for the campaign, please keep this website on your list of favorites so that you too can be part of our efforts.

Respectfully yours,

Bobby Pearce