Summit ESC started the school year off with lots of new faces around the building, including our new Director of Early Learning, Brooke Pillets.
Our Student Services and Wellness department has constantly been growing over the past couple of months with the addition of new programs and staff thanks to Student Services Director, Kristin Fazio. Student Services and Wellness will now be broken into two departments: Student Services directed by Kristin and Early Learning directed by Brooke.
Kristin leaves Early Learning in very capable hands as Brooke has over 20 years of experience as a school administrator. Brooke has done it all: special education coordinator, assistant principal, and Director of Student Services, and over 12 years as a teacher — giving her a well-rounded background in the various school districts in which she has served.
She is most excited about continuing to ensure a “5-star rated quality preschool program, continuing to provide fiscally responsible services to districts, and building a community around preschool coordinators, teachers, and educational assistants.”
“Every student learns differently, and it has been my job to make sure students are reaching their full potential in school,” Brooke states as she looks back on her career. She recognizes that children need an advocate to receive educational equity — she wants to be that voice for them, no matter their circumstances, because they deserve to be successful too.
Brooke’s passion for children really shines through when she talks about how proud she is of her two sons and how she’s loved being a mother. Brooke is a big supporter of self-care and a healthy lifestyle and loves to travel, noting that Key West is the best place to go.
We are so happy to welcome you to Summit ESC, Brooke!