Welcome back DHS Wolves and Wolves' Families,
I am so excited to be returning to Deltona High School as your new principal. I am thrilled to be part of the Wolves' Family again. Prior to serving as principal at Heritage Middle School the last five years, I was the assistant principal at Deltona High for thirteen years. Deltona High has always been near and dear to my heart. I have lived in the Deltona community for 25 years and have a vested interest in what is best for our students, faculty, staff and community. Our students will excel at Deltona High and I am looking forward to working with the best students and families in the county to achieve academic success. I am asking that the parents and students assist me in making Deltona High the best school in Volusia County.
In addition, we have a new Assistant Principal, Ms. Baxter, also a resident of Deltona, joining the DHS family this year. She is in charge student scheduling. The rest of our administrative team will remain the same. Ms. Lapnow will continue to oversee Curriculum and Testing; Dr. Jennie Hughes will supervise our ESE department; Mr. Rod Smith will oversee the Conduct Management Office, Facilities, Athletics and Transportation; and Mr. Ky Cowan, Teacher on Assignment, will continue as Dean of Discipline.
The Deltona High Family is looking forward to a successful school year. Most recently we have been recognized and received both the Gold and Silver Award designations in volunteerism and community involvement. We are very proud of the students, faculty, staff, and parents that worked together to make this possible.
We do know that growth is needed in all academic and accountability areas. We believe that if we work together and push each and every one of us to the next level that anything is possible. We will continue to improve our FSA scores, end of the course exams, and all other assessments given throughout the year
As we begin the school year, each student will be receiving a folder with very important information. Please review the student planner and review the policies, procedures and Wolf expectations for all students. Students will be required to follow the Volusia County dress code so be aware of the expectations. Please visit the website on a regular basis so that you can keep up to date on the latest information at Deltona High. In addition, please continue using the VIMS system this year. This gives you up to date information on the progress of your son/daughter. Any questions, please contact the school counselor.
Please become an active member in our SAC (School Advisory Council). We need your input to help achieve excellence! SAC meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 in the media center. Please pay attention to the meeting announcements and plan to attend!
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact me. Together we will INSPIRE the entire community to make Deltona High School the best that we can be!