Superintendent Announces Staffing Recommendations

Superintendent Announces Staffing Recommendations
Posted on 06/28/2021
Superintendent Announces Staffing RecommendationsSuperintendent Cathy Mittelstadt announces the following staffing recommendations, to be made to the School Board on Wednesday, June 30th.

Marquez Jackson

Director, Student Services
Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt is recommending to the School Board that Marquez Jackson be appointed Director of Student Services for Flagler Schools. Jackson has been an educator for more than two decades in North Carolina and Florida. He comes to Flagler Schools having most recently served as principal at John A. Crookshank Elementary School in St. Augustine for the past four years.

“Marquez Jackson will be a valuable asset to our school administrators, students, and families as he guides our Student Services team,” says Superintendent Mittelstadt. “He is a devoted educator, who wants every student to succeed.”

“I am super excited to join the Flagler County Schools Family as the Director of Student Services! Over the course of my 23 years in education, I have served as a high school math teacher, adjunct college instructor, middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, district coordinator for school services/facilities planning and growth management, PK-8th grade principal, and elementary school principal. The majority of my career has been in the service of Title I schools,” says Jackson.

Jackson graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education in 1998. He earned his Master's of School Administration (MSA) from East Carolina University in May 2009 and his Educational Specialist (EdS) in Educational Supervision and Administration from ECU in July 2011.

Dontarrious Rowls

Director, Transportation

Superintendent Mittelstadt is recommending Dontarrious Rowls be the district’s next Transportation Director.

“Don Rowls has filled a variety of positions in the transportation field, each with successive degrees of responsibility,” says Superintendent Mittelstadt. “I am excited to see how he enacts his vision for our Transportation Department. I am confident he will be an asset to Flagler Schools, far beyond the transportation compound.”

Rowls, who has family in the Flagler/Volusia area says “I am incredibly excited about this recent appointment as Director of Transportation with the Flagler Schools. I am an advocate for education and feel that the transportation department plays a notable role in transporting our students to their future. It is my goal to increase efficiency while providing a safe and reliable service to our students.”

Rowls most recently served as Assistant Director of Transportation and Fleet Services for Osceola County Schools. He’s held previous roles of Safety Training and Recruiter, Route Supervisor, and Project Manager in Leon County Schools. He received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University in Industrial Organizational Psychology. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources Management from Saint Leo University and is a Certified Public Manager, Leadership from Florida State University. Rowls is a doctoral candidate at Virginia University Lynchburg in Healthcare Administration and Organizational Management.

Erin Quinn


Erin Quinn, who has been serving as the assistant principal of iFlagler, Flagler Schools’ virtual education platform, has been tapped to become the school’s next principal. She will also oversee the district’s alternative programs.

“Under Erin’s leadership, iFlagler was twice recognized as the best small district Florida Virtual School franchise in the state,” says Superintendent Mittelstadt. “Almost overnight, Erin saw iFlagler’s enrollment swell to one of the largest campuses in our district last year. She was able to quickly identify the needs of the program, the teachers, and students and met those challenges head-on.”

On her new challenge, Quinn says “I am honored and excited to have been chosen as the next principal of iFlagler Virtual and the Alternative Programs. It is with extreme pride that I accept this new challenge and embrace the opportunity to collaborate with other district leaders. As a graduate of Flagler Schools myself, I welcome the chance to give back to the district and community that helped shape me.”

Erin Quinn is a 1997 graduate of Flagler-Palm Coast High School. She went on to Florida State University where she graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Quinn earned her master’s in Education Leadership from Stetson University in 2016. She was the 2019-2020 Assistant Principal of the Year for Flagler Schools and has been with Flagler Schools for 16 years.

Ryan Andrews

Indian Trails Middle School
Ryan Andrews, assistant principal at ITMS is set to become the school’s next principal.

In choosing Andrews, Superintendent Mittelstadt says “When we asked the faculty at Indian Trails what they wanted to see in their next leader, they wanted someone who could develop great relationships with students and families. Ryan has shown he can do that during his time as an assistant principal at ITMS."

Andrews says “I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of Indian Trails’ legacy of success. The ITMS faculty and staff are made up of dedicated professionals who are amazing at what they do. I will continue to devote myself to our school to ensure we deliver the best instruction and support to our scholars and families. We have a tremendous support network for our school and I am confident that ITMS will continue to be a School of Excellence for years to come! Go Mustangs!”

Ryan Andrews received his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Oswego State University, New York, and his Master's of Science in Education Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University. Andrews has been with Flagler Schools for 16 years.

Travis Lee

Rymfire Elementary
School Superintendent Mittelstadt didn’t have to look far to find Rymfire Elementary’s next principal. She is recommending Travis Lee be promoted after serving 6 years as an assistant principal at RES.

“Travis has grown tremendously as an administrator under the leadership of LaShakia Moore,” says the superintendent. “I am confident that not only will he continue the great programs already established at RES, but will grow them as well.”

Lee says, “I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to lead Rymfire Elementary into this next chapter. I look forward to working with our students, families, and the great staff we have at Rymfire as we all work together to raise student achievement.”

Travis Lee received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Florida A&M University in 1999. In 2009, he was awarded his Master's of Science in Educational Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University. Lee has been with Flagler Schools for 17 years. © 2019 Flagler County Public Schools.