VCS Welcomes Back Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz

Fritz at desk

DELAND – Volusia County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz returned to work today (Monday, February 1) following a medical leave, ready to lead VCS for the second half of the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.

An experienced educational leader with a strong track record of success, Fritz joined VCS in December 2019 and served through last July until a cancer diagnosis. He received treatment and has fully recovered.

One of his first priorities will be the presentation of a new Strategic Plan to the School Board this month. The new plan’s goals focus on student learning and social-emotional health to ensure every student reaches his or her full potential. Metrics are tied to each goal, and progress will be monitored to drive improvement.

“This has been an unusual year, but we are focused on students and their success and well-being despite of those challenges,” Fritz said. “We must be strategic in creating a culture that engages all students in high levels of learning every day. Our journey has already begun, but there is more we can and will do to increase achievement for all our children.”

Fritz said he is grateful to his colleagues and community for their support during his illness.

“I am indebted to Deputy Superintendent Dr. Carmen Balgobin for her leadership during my leave, and thankful to the School Board for guiding us so effectively through this challenging year,” he said. “I am honored to lead this great school district and am happy to be back at work alongside the thousands of dedicated professionals who serve the children and families of our county.”

Fritz with Welcome Back sign

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