A long-standing member of the Southern Lee High School family, Angela Colvin, has been honored as Lee County Schools‘ Assistant Principal of the Year. Ms. Colvin joined Southern at the school’s inception in 2005 and advanced steadily up the ranks, from teacher to department head and finally assistant principal beginning in 2013.
Ms. Colvin is a tireless advocate for students and learning. She notes, “I believe in a spirit of excellence in everything I do. I know all students can learn, and in a positive environment, all students can grow. My EC experience gives me some balance as an administrator, so I can hold accountable, but I can also take their circumstances into consideration. Working with students who think they can’t learn, but then showing them that they can, and giving them that feeling of success has been a high point of my career.”
Ms. Colvin is a 1992 graduate of Lee County High School and began her teaching career there in 2004. Southern Lee Principal Chris Dossenbach‘s sentiments about Ms. Colvin mirror those of the entire school community. He comments, “In every aspect of her career, she has excelled, whether it was as an EC teacher, an administrative intern or an assistant principal. Although assistant principals often have to be the ‘bad guy’ when dealing with students, parents or staff, Angela has a heart of gold and always does what is best for students. Our administrative team at Southern Lee has worked together in some capacity for over ten years. We are more than colleagues – we are friends, and in many ways, we are like family, which makes Angela’s recognition even more special.”