New Principal at Old Kings Elementary School

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3:53pm

Superintendent James Tager announces Katherine Crooke will be the next principal of Old Kings Elementary School. She moves over from Indian Trails Middle School, where she has served as assistant principal for the past year.

“Katie Crooke is passionate about education and having children succeed,” says Mr. Tager. “She has proven at every step in her career to be a person who challenges students to do their best and provides them the encouragement to meet and surpass their goals.”

Mrs. Crooke was recently named the District’s Assistant Principal of the Year for the leadership she has shown at Indian Trails. Of her new job and challenge, she says “Old Kings Elementary has a history of academic success. I look forward to working with the students, parents, teachers, and staff in helping the wise owls of OKES fly even higher.”

Katherine Crooke has worked with Flagler Schools since June of 2008, serving first as a math and science teacher, then a teacher support colleague before being tapped as an assistant principal in 2016. Prior to coming to Flagler Schools, Katie was a teacher at Mayport Middle School in Duval County for three years.

Mrs. Crooke succeeds Mr. Ben Osypian, the District’s Principal of the Year. Mr. Osypian was recently named Chief Human Resources Officer for Flagler Schools. She begins her new job Monday, November 27th.