GAINESVILLE, FL. (EEF News) – Curtis Peterson assumed his position as Principal at the Caring and Sharing School in Gainesville, Florida, in 2008. While serving in the DeKalb County School System in Georgia as a successful school administrator, he was recruited by the Caring and Sharing School board to return to his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. In doing so, he was hired by the board and tasked to take the school to higher levels by expanding buildings, decreasing classroom sizes, and improving academic skills and student performance.
As an educator, Mr. Peterson valued education and sought opportunities to help young people better themselves by overcoming obstacles and achieving success. He successfully engineered the IAMSTEM camps for students throughout North Central Florida. Through Mr. Peterson’s mentoring of African American students, many have completed high school and college. They are currently working in public service with the school district and are employed by City and County Governments.
Moreover, Curtis is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, Masonic, PHA, 100 Black Men of Greater Florida, EPI Santa Fe College Advisory Board; I am STEM camps Advisory Board, State of Florida, Department of Education-Committee of Practitioners Title 1 Advisory board and the National Forum for Black Public Administration.
Tune in every Saturday at noon EST to listen to the live show on 92.1 FM in Gainesville, FL, 900 AM in Ocala, FL, or online here. The live show featuring Curtis Peterson will air on Saturday, January 14, at noon. Call in and talk to Principal Peterson on air at 352-420-0935. Alternatively, you can listen to the recorded version below.
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