A surprised and elated Leon High School Principal, Michael Bryan, was met in his office on Wednesday, January 12 by Superintendent Rocky Hanna, The Leon County Schools Foundation, and Scott & Wallace to learn he earned the title of January Leon County Schools Principal of the Month. Principal Bryan recently transferred from Kate Sullivan Elementary School to become Principal to one of the most historic schools in the country.
“I always thought I would retire at Kate Sullivan Elementary School but when Superintendent Rocky Hanna told me there was a need, I was all about that because this school has so much historical significance,” explains Principal Bryan.
Leon High School is one of the oldest high schools in the country, founded just 14 years before Florida even became a state. The building was established in 1936 and was built in controversy. Leon County citizens thought the school was too expensive and too far out of town. Now situated in the center of town with its three stories, Leon High School is a Tallahassee landmark.
“It’s quite an honor to come here every day, walk up these steps and work with these great kids at Leon,” explains Principal Bryan.
Principal Bryan serves his school community of more than 2,000 students in grades 9-12 with a passion for student success. Spoken like a true leader he thanked his teachers, faculty, staff, parents for their consistent support.
Leon County Schools Superintendent, Rocky Hanna, said, “You are extremely deserving of this honor and have taken on the role as Leon High School Principal with such skill and passion for the students, teachers, and families.”
Scott & Wallace is in year three of its partnership with Leon County Schools to recognize the Principal of the Month. With 27 principals honored to date, Leon County Schools Superintendent, Hanna, selects a monthly winner based on numerous criteria, including leadership, resiliency, morale, school beautification, and more.
“Our Leon County Principals spend so much time building others up, the Principal of the Month Award came about as our opportunity at the district level, to build the Principals up and recognize achievements, because there are many,” said Hanna.
To learn more about Leon High School and Principal Michael Bryan please visit https://www.leonschools.net/leon.