Nassau County principals honored by Governor Scott


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two Nassau County principals were among eight educators honored by Governor Rick Scott in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

They were presented with the Governor's Shine Award, which is given to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.

Natasha Drake is the principal of Yulee High School. She was the 2002 Nassau County Teacher of the Year and is a National Board Certified Teacher.

Rebecca Smith is the principal at Southside Elementary School and was recently a presenter at a National Association of Elementary School Principals conference.

“The Shine Award is presented to outstanding teachers like these who go above and beyond in the classroom to educate Florida’s future leaders," said Scott. "I applaud these educators for continuing their professional development with this demanding program and preparing students for Florida’s workforce.”