Land O’ Lakes, FL – (November 14, 2019) – Josh Borders, an assistant principal at R.B. Stewart Middle School in Zephyrhills, was named Pasco County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year this morning.
Borders was working with academic coaches and students in the media center when Stewart Principal Shae Davis, Superintendent Kurt Browning, Pasco Education Foundation Executive Director Stacey Capogrosso, and district leaders surprised him with the news.
Josh Borders began his career as a social studies teacher at Pasco Middle School in 2003. In 2008, he became the school’s technology specialist before moving back into the classroom in 2011 to once again teach social studies. Josh was promoted to assistant principal at River Ridge Middle School in 2013, followed by two-years as AP at Centennial Middle School. He has been an assistant principal at Stewart since July 2017.
“Mr. Borders is an experienced leader who continues to push himself towards innovation in MTSS (multi-tiered systems of support), SEL (social emotional learning), curriculum and student/family/staff experiences. He cares about the success of all students and implements and monitors systems of support that ensure equity across all populations and grade levels. Josh continually strives to do what’s right for kids. He’s never afraid to reach out for help or support. Josh is an amazing administrative partner. He is great with staff, students, and parents, and really tries to find the best possible solution,” reads his nomination form.
Mr. Borders has a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from the University of South Florida.