Sarasota County Schools has announced that Dr. Mindy Long, the current assistant principal of Fruitville Elementary School, has been selected to serve as the new principal of Alta Vista Elementary School. Long will officially start her new position on July 1, 2022 but will be working with the school over the summer to transition into the new school year after the retirement of current principal Dr. Barbara Shirley.
Long received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of South Florida. She has a master’s degree in reading education as well as a master’s degree in educational leadership, both from the University of South Florida. She also has her doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Florida.