Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Orange County Superintendent
She was named superintendent for Orange County Public Schools in 2012.
Under Dr. Jenkins' leadership, the district won the 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The prize earned half-a-million dollars for student scholarships from the prestigious Broad Foundation. The district also received the Governors Sterling Award in 2014 and again in 2015.
Dr. Jenkins served as president of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents for school year 2015-16.
In 2014, she was named the Visionary Award recipient by the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council and the Central Florida Woman of the Year by the Women’s Executive Council.
Location:Student Union: Key West Ballroom (Room 218AB)