Mark Porter has logged an extraordinary list of accomplishments in his eight years as Superintendent of Monroe County Schools. In fact, just a cursory accounting of the highlights consumed an 11×17 sheet of paper on which the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce produced a resolution recognizing Porter’s achievements, as the schools leader retires at the end of July.
Among the highlights of the list Porter improved the Monroe County high school graduation rate by 5.6% over 3 years while closing existing gaps between student subgroups, including: +10% Hispanic students, + 14% Black students, +10% Economically disadvantaged students, +19% Students with disabilities. It stands as the greatest single accomplishment by Monroe County Schools over the past eight years.
Photo: Chamber CEO Scott Atwell presents Mark Porter with a resolution recognizing his accomplishment on behalf of Monroe County students.