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Phoebe Raulerson

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Ms. Phoebe Raulerson began her professional career as an elementary school teacher in 1961 and moved on to become an assistant principal in Okeechobee County in 1979. Since then she served Florida's students in Okeechobee County as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, and culminating as Superintendent in 1998.

Ms. Raulerson received both her Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1963 and her Master of Education in 1964 from the University of Florida. She completed the Florida Association of District School Superintendents' Chief Executive Officer Leadership Program in 2002.

Ms. Raulerson has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to education beginning in 1979 as Okeechobee Elementary School's Teacher of the Year. Since then, she has been awarded the Outstanding Educator of Okeechobee County by the Okeechobee County PTA in 1984, National Association of Secondary School Principals Distinguished Principal Award in 1990, the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals Florida Secondary Principal of the Year in 1990, and inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002.

Ms. Raulerson has dedicated her entire professional career to education in Florida. Most recently she was a member of Governor Bush's Literacy Transition Team in 2002, served as a member of the Governor's Small School District Superintendents Advisory Group from 2002-2004, and was appointed to the K-12 and K-20 Education Accountability Task Forces in 2003. Ms. Raulerson served as a member of the Visiting Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for 5 and 10-year evaluations of secondary schools and is active in many county planning and work committees in Okeechobee County. She has been especially active in 4-H activities in Okeechobee County beginning in 1975 as a Delegate representing Agricultural Extension Services, University of Florida and as a member of numerous agricultural, service, and civic organizations such as the Florida and Okeechobee Cattlewomen, Okeechobee Exchange Club, American Business Women's Association, Okeechobee County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, Treasure Coast National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Board of Directors, and Okeechobee County Children's Services Council.