Flagler County Educator Takes on New Roles

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 3:28pm

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager announces John Fanelli has taken on a new role within the district. Fanelli will take on the position of Coordinator of Student Supports and Behavior. He moves to the district offices after spending 16 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and most recently, principal of Wadsworth Elementary School for five years and Buddy Taylor Middle School for the past year.

“John has excelled in every position he’s taken on throughout his career,” says Superintendent Tager. “I have asked John to step into this new role so that he can have an impact on all our schools.” He replaces David Bossardet, who becomes the new Risk Manager for Flagler Schools.

Fanelli admits he will miss the daily interactions with his students but adds “I am excited to grow and expand my knowledge in the areas of leadership and to support all of the schools in the district.”

Superintendent Tager says Mr. Fanelli’s experience will be vital as part of Governor Rick Scott’s mandate on expanded mental health supports for students in all Florida Schools. “John brings a wealth of knowledge as both a teacher and administrator as additional duties will be added to the position of Coordinator of Student Supports and Behavior.”

Fanelli is a 1997 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School. He then attended Daytona Beach Community College, now Daytona State College, and then the University of Central Florida. Fanelli also has a Masters in educational leadership from Stetson University. Fanelli was named Principal of the Year for Flagler Schools in 2015 while at Wadsworth Elementary School.