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Monday, January 24, 2022

Oakcrest Elementary School’s principal, assistant principal named top administrators in county

Oakcrest Elementary School’s principal and assistant principal were announced as Marion County’s top school administrators.

Christine Sandy, principal at Oakcrest Elementary School (1112 NE 28th Street in Ocala), was honored as the 2022 Principal of the Year. The school’s assistant principal, Sarah Dobbs, was also recognized as the 2022 Assistant Principal of the Year.

Ocala elementary schools principal vice principal named top administrators in Marion county
Oakcrest Elementary School’s assistant principal Sarah Dobbs (left) and principal Christine Sandy (right) were recognized as the top administrators in Marion County

Sandy was previously named Marion County’s Teacher of the Year in 1990 and would later serve as Oakcrest’s principal from 2002 until 2005. This year saw Sandy return to her role as Oakcrest’s principal.

According to Marion County Public Schools, Sandy has over 50 years of educating experience, and this school year marks her 40th anniversary with MCPS.

Dobbs graduated from Madison Street Academy, Fort McCoy, and Vanguard High School. She joined the district in 2010 and was recognized as Marion County’s Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2014.

Dobbs became the assistant principal at Oakcrest in 2019.

Sandy and Dobbs will now advance to the state competition where the Florida Department of Education will select Florida’s 2022 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year.

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Education website.