Ilea Faircloth is the Principal of Hiland Park Elementary with Bay District Schools. This is Ilea’s 18th year in education and she’s proud to be serving as the principal of the school she attended as a kindergartner. During her tenure with the school system, Ilea has served as a paraprofessional, an elementary school teacher, a Literacy Coach, a Math Staff Training Specialist, an Instructional Specialist for School Improvement and an Assistant Administrator. Serving as a principal is her “dream job” and leading the school she once attended as a child is truly an honor. During the 2018-2019 school year, Ilea was named Principal of Springfield Elementary until Hurricane Michael came. She was temporarily assigned over incoming donations and later FEMA for BDS prior to being named Principal of Hiland Park. Ilea has a passion for doing what’s best for kids and is thankful to be back in the school setting.
Breakout and Peer to Peer Session: After the Storm Leadership Panel: Recovering Schools After Tragedy & Disaster