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Volusia County School Board appoints Carmen Balgobin as Superintendent.

Wed, May 18, 2022 at 10:15AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 

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The Volusia County School Board approved a 3-year contract with Dr. Carmen J. Balgobin to serve as Superintendent of Volusia County Schools on Tuesday, May 17, during a special meeting.

According to a release, Dr. Balgobin, a 24-year veteran educator, served as Deputy Superintendent of Volusia County Schools beginning in January 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Language Education from the University of Central Florida (UCF), a Master of Education from UCF and Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with a Specialization in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Serving as Interim Superintendent during the 2020-2021 school year, Dr. Balgobin led the district's COVID-19 reopening plan with three learning options: traditional classroom setting, Volusia Live (real-time live streaming), and Volusia Online Learning. During her time as Interim Superintendent, she also coined the phrase, “Together, We Are Stronger.” 

“I believe in the students, faculties, staff, and communities in Volusia County. Our students deserve the very best education possible. I am looking forward to engaging with everyone to ensure that this mission is accomplished," said Dr. Balgobin.

She will officially begin her tenure as Superintendent on Friday, July 1, 2022.


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