For Immediate Release
JANUARY 15, 2020
Volusia County Schools New Administrative Appointments
DELAND — On January 14, the Volusia County School Board approved the following administrative appointments:
Dr. Carmen Balgobin, Deputy Superintendent
During her career, Dr. Balgobin has held the following positions: Foreign Language Instructor and Clinical Supervising Teacher at Evans High School, District Instructional Trainer and Coach for Multilingual Student Education Services for Orange County Public Schools; Assistant Principal at Engelwood Elementary, Assistant Principal at Citrus Elementary; Principal at Tildenville Elementary School in Winter Garden Florida; Master Principal for two schools (Mollie Ray Elementary and Pine Hills Elementary), Executive Area Director for the School Transformation Office in Orange County Public Schools and Executive Director of Charter and Educational Choices in the district of Osceola County, facilitating more than 5,000 choice requests this last year.
Dr. Balgobin was an ESOL Adjunct Instructor at the Orlando Vocational Technical Institute, Adjunct Professor for the Masters and Specialist program at Nova Southeastern University and Ashford University.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language Education from the University of Central Florida and her master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She received her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Management with a specialization in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Joseph “Mark” West, Chief Human Resource Officer
Mr. West graduated from Wake Forest University and began his teaching career as a Science teacher at Plant City High School in Hillsborough County. Soon after, he pursued his Master’s Degree at the University of South Florida in Ed Leadership. He was appointed to his first administrative position as the Assistant principal for curriculum at Middleton Middle School of Technology, the district's first middle magnet school. After serving there for 5 years, he was appointed as the principal of Turkey Creek Middle School, where he served for 7 years. He was then appointed as Principal of Bloomingdale High School. After serving there 8 years, he moved to Armwood High School as the principal. Next, he was appointed to General Manager of Employee Relations at the District office, where he has served for the past 6 years.
Clint Griffin, Chief Information Technology Officer
Mr. Griffin is a driven Technology Innovator with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and executive management, in multiple industries including higher education and K-12 school district. Mr. Griffin has a proven track record of creating a motivating, productive team atmosphere to exceed goals and transform massive projects supporting student and business systems to successful completion. As a key member of ITS executive leadership for Orange County Public Schools, Mr. Griffin was a key member who oversaw the development of the district’s new Student Information System servicing more than 210,000 students. In addition, he deployed a multi-million dollar infrastructure to support the backbone of the OCPS district, resulting in increased bandwidth and enabling advancement of cutting edge applications for students and supporting digital curriculum.
Mr. Griffin achieved a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Barry University and Masters of Science in Management & Information Systems from Florida Institute of Technology. He is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Frank FitzGerald, Community Information Specialist
Community Information Services
Volusia County Schools
386-734-7190, ext 20234