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Assistant Superintendents

7 months ago

Hope Jernigan

Phone- (386) 755-8015

    • Former principal for 5 years

    • Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership

    • M.Ed. degree  in Elementary Education from the University of Florida

    • B.A. degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida

    • Former Eastside Elementary Teacher of the Year (2010-2011)

    • Teacher of 2nd and 3rd grades at Eastside Elementary for 7 years

    • Successful completer of Regional Principal’s Leadership Academy (facilitated by the North East Florida Education Consortium)

    • A current participant in the Brian Dassler Leadership Academy (facilitated by the Florida Department of Education)

    • Dedicated to helping create positive learning environments for all students in Columbia County.


Todd Widergren

Phone 386.755.8015


  • Former principal at Eastside Elementary, Columbia High, and Melrose Park Elementary.

  • M. Ed. In Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University

  • B.S. in Science Education from The Florida State University

  • Former Biology and Environmental Academy Teacher

  • Distinguished Educator Award-University of Florida

  • Graduate of the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy

  • Navy veteran, served on the USS Nassau-Norfolk, Va

  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

 William Butler Yeats

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