Head of School Search
It is with great pleasure that the Board of Trustees of Holy Nativity Episcopal School announces the selection of Cynthia Fuller as Holy Nativity’s Head of School as of July 1, 2020.
Mrs. Fuller is uniquely qualified to fulfill the responsibilities as our Head of School.
A graduate of the University of North Florida where she was invited to become a member of Golden Key International Honor Society, as well as The National Scholars Honor Society, Cynthia will complete her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, November, 2020.
As a vital part of our school, Cynthia Fuller began as a teacher at Holy Nativity, loving the children in our 3 year old program. In 2015 she was asked to add responsibilities and became our first Resource Specialist. In that newly created position, she was instrumental in creating the school’s ESE Program and Title I Program, while also developing successful working relationships with Bay District School program directors and administration that remain in place today.
Promoted in 2016 to Dean of Students 3K – 5th grade, Cynthia Fuller became a full-time administrator, becoming one of only two full-time administrators on the HNES campus. In 2018, Cynthia was asked to serve the school temporarily as a 1st grade teacher as well as continuing her responsibilities as Dean of Students. Little did anyone know how important that combined position would be in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Returning to our campus from the portable school in the summer of 2019, Mrs. Fuller again became a full-time administrator, and her position was expanded to include the entire school, 3K-8th grade.
Mrs. Fuller successfully completed the Bay County Chamber’s Leadership Bay Program, Class of 2017. While visiting throughout our community in this program, Cynthia’s skills were quickly recognized and after completion of the program, she was appointed in 2017 by Commissioner Guy Tunnell and subsequently reappointed by Commissioner Keith Baker to serve on the Bay County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, as well as being invited to serve on the Bay County Skate Park Design Committee.
Continuing her work with the community through the Chamber, Cynthia serves on the Steering Committee for Junior Leadership Bay and is a member of the Chamber’s Bay Young Professionals.
Cynthia Fuller’s love of our community led to her being instrumental in forming Michael’s Angels following Hurricane Michael. She served on the organization’s Leadership Board, and organized a rally of great importance in Tallahassee to promote awareness of our desperate needs in Bay County. Cynthia’s work on behalf of our county was recognized by Congressman Neal Dunn’s office for her willingness to advocate in the face of adversity. Representative Jay Trumbull wrote a letter to our board in support of her selection as our Head of School, mentioning specifically Cynthia’s clear strength as a community organizer.
Representatives of Michael’s Angels also met with the governor’s wife, Casey DeSantis, when advocating for Bay County while in Tallahassee. Not long after that introduction, Mrs. DeSantis was hosting a discussion meeting in Bay County and requested that one specific Michael’s Angel join her at the meeting, our own Cynthia Fuller.
Cynthia has a love of learning for herself as well as for others. In this last year she has attended the FCIS conference “Learn Today, Learn Tomorrow,” attended an ISM (Independent School Management) seminar “Strategic Financial Planning,” and is a July, 2019 graduate of the FCIS “Aspiring Administrators Institute.” Mrs. Fuller holds current certification in Elementary Education, K - 6th and in ESE Education K – 12th. In the last few years, Cynthia has attended the International Reading Association Conference, the National Conference for Gifted Education, the important national technology ISTE Convention, and the PIVOT Emerging Leaders Conference. She serves on our four-person FEMA team and has attended multiple trainings concerning safety in schools.
The mother of third generation Holy Nativity students, Brody and Sydney—yes, her husband and her father-in-law are both HNES grads—Cynthia and her family are active members of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church.
Cynthia Fuller has worked closely with our current Head of School who believes that Cynthia’s assistance to her and Cynthia’s coordination and implementation of curriculum have been invaluable in the success of Holy Nativity Episcopal School. With many months to prepare for this change, and prayers for everyone’s success, our Head of School transition will be seamless.