In addition to her role in leading Pine Crest School, Dr. Markham will serve a two-year term as a volunteer leader for FCIS where she will work closely with fellow FCIS Board members and the leadership team to carry out the purpose of the Council.
“Dr. Markham’s election speaks to her professionalism and deep knowledge of independent school education, and the FCIS Board is sure to benefit from her expertise and volunteer leadership,” said David Kirschner, President of Pine Crest’s Board of Trustees. “Having a Pine Crest senior administrator serve in this capacity is fantastic for our School; it raises our reputation among independent schools and colleges, and confirms our commitment to excellence in education. The Board of Trustees and I are thrilled that Dr. Markham is our President and that she is committed to leading the direction of the School through the 2019-24 Strategic Plan and beyond.”
FCIS was founded in 1954 and represents more than 73,000 students in 157 member schools. The Council provides a thorough evaluation process accrediting the finest independent schools throughout Florida; offers a robust array of school resources and professional development programs for motivated educators; and promotes the highest level of academic and operational quality for families seeking an independent school education. FCIS also represents the interests of independent schools in matters of legislation and regulation.
Dr. Markham is the second Pine Crest School President to be elected to the FCIS President position. William J. McMillan served as FCIS President from 1974 to 1976.
Congratulations, Dr. Markham. The Pine Crest community is proud of you!