Superintendent Tager Recommends Two New Principals

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:19pm

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager recommended two veteran educators to fill vacant principal positions at Wadsworth Elementary and Matanzas High Schools.


Jeff Reaves has been tapped to lead Matanzas High School. He comes to Flagler Schools from Volusia County, where he was most recently the principal of Holly Hill School.


Reaves has been an educator for 12 years throughout Volusia County. In 2013, he was named principal at Edgewater Public School. As principal, he led his school with a STEM focus (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and was the first elementary school in Florida to be certified by Advanc-ED in STEM. Adding Agriscience, Introduction to Computers, robotics and 3-D printing for career experiences in elementary, Jeff was recognized earlier this year as Florida’s Innovative Principal of the Year by the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders.


His undergraduate degree was earned from Warner Southern College in Organizational Management with his post graduate degrees from Liberty University and Nova Southeastern University.


Reaves is looking forward making the move to Matanzas. “I am humbled and blessed to join the Flagler County Schools’ family. Matanzas High is an outstanding high school and I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the students, staff, parents and community to help all our students achieve their best.”


Anna Crawford will become the next principal at Wadsworth Elementary School. Crawford is beginning her 18th year in education and 12th with Flagler Schools. She taught in Georgia before coming to Florida. She is currently an assistant principal at Flagler Palm Coast High School.


Prior to FPC, Crawford was at Belle Terre Elementary School for six years. Before she was a “Bobcat” though, Crawford was a “Panther.” She started her career with Flagler Schools at Wadsworth Elementary, where she was on staff for three years there. Of her return, Crawford says, “I am proud to be a part of the Flagler Schools family and am excited about the opportunity to return home to Wadsworth Elementary to serve the faculty, students, and families.”


Anna Crawford received her undergraduate degree from Georgia College and State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate through Nova Southeastern in Distance Learning and Technology Education.


Superintendent Tager says “Both Mr. Reaves and Ms. Crawford are rising, shining stars among educators here in Florida and we feel they will assist us in becoming the Nation’s Premier Learning Organization. They have proven at every stop in their careers to be forward-thinking and I am certain they will be great leaders for their two campuses.”


Both appointments take effect July 1st.