It is with great excitement that I write this letter as your new Principal of Friendship Elementary. I feel humbled, thrilled, and honored to become part of the Friendship Bobcat family and community. Most importantly, I am excited to be able to learn and lead along your side. I strongly believe in the power of commitment and dedication and know that each of you already possesses that power. Please know that I will work very hard towards ensuring that you, the students, families, and Friendship community continue the path of greatness and success.
This August will mark my 20th year with Volusia County Schools. I come to you not only as a professional and educator but also as a community member, resident, and parent of the Volusia and Deltona community.
I have a passion for education and love learning from ALL who surround me. I believe that ALL of our students CAN and WILL succeed and know that collectively we can make a difference in providing all of our students a quality, equitable, and rigorous educational experience that meets the individual needs of each of our students.
I look forward to meeting all of you. Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may like to share.
Thank you for your continued support,
Dr. Eidie Velez
Principal Home of the Bobcats!