We are excited to have Scott Howat, Chief Communications Officer for Orange County Public Schools and President of the Foundation to talk with us about "OCPS Today". Come hear the recent accomplishments of this "A Rated" public school district. You'll also learn about the current challenges facing the district, including funding and the continuation of the voter approved one-mill, employee retention and the search for a new superintendent.
We will also be celebrating the graduation of our Leadership Maitland class of 2022!
Lunch Buffet Menu:
Panko Breaded Chicken Breast- Stuffed Chicken Roulade (Spinach and Feta) served with a Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce
Beef Sirloin- Grilled Beef Sirloin served with a Mushroom demi-glaze
Sauteed Green Beans with Onions
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Chef's Dessert Selections
Speaker: Scott Howat, Chief Communications Officer
President, Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
About Scott Howat:
For more than 30 years, Scott Howat has worked to help lead the students of Orange County Public Schools to success. In 2016, he was appointed by Superintendent Barbara Jenkins as the Chief Communications Officer for Orange County Public Schools and president of the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS).
Howat began his career with OCPS at University High School as a social studies teacher, serving in that capacity for 11 years. He also served as an administrative dean and assistant principal. In 2006, Howat was appointed by Superintendent Ronald Blocker as the Director of Legislative and Congressional Relations, and later the Senior Executive Director of Planning, Governmental & Labor Relations for the district where he supervised governmental affairs, student enrollment and school siting and served as the Chief Negotiator for the district.
Howat attended Orange County Public Schools before earning his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from Rollins College. He earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida