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Posted 11/17/22

Dr. Monica Ford-Harris has been selected as the 2022-2023 Escambia County School District’s Outstanding Principal of the Year.


The Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership was established in 1988 to recognize exemplary principals for their contributions to their schools and communities. The program honors principals who have spearheaded initiatives to increase student performance and promote safe learning environments, often through establishing partnerships with parents and community members.


Dr. Ford-Harris has served as the principal of Navy Point since July of 2013. Prior to the principal appointment, she worked at Longleaf Elementary as the assistant principal for three years, the curriculum coordinator at O. J. Semmes Elementary for five years, the administrative dean at Ferry Pass Middle for two years and taught in the classroom at O. J. Semmes Elementary for five years.


Through her strong leadership, Navy Point earned a school grade of a “B” for the 2021-22 school year. Dr. Ford-Harris is a data driven leader who schedules regular meetings with the grade levels.  She helps the teachers to set reading and math learning targets which are reviewed on a regular basis.  She empowers her assistant principal and curriculum coordinator to become strong leaders with data.


Dr. Ford-Harris is a servant leader, someone who puts the needs of others first, and helps people develop and perform at as high a level as possible. 


Her goal each day is to make a difference in the lives of her students, staff, and parents she serves. Under her leadership, Navy Point Elementary is a safe, welcoming learning environment for the students and staff, with high expectations for everyone. Dr. Ford-Harris is an exceptional leader in her school and within the Escambia County public school system.  She is well deserving of being selected as the Principal of the Year for Escambia County Public Schools.


The Escambia County School District is extremely proud of the accomplishments of Dr. Ford-Harris, is honored to recognize her as the outstanding principal of the year. Congratulations Dr. Ford-Harris!