Dr. David Samore


Dr. David Samore is the principal of Okeeheelee Middle School in Palm Beach County, Florida and has been a teacher and administrator at elementary, middle and high schools for over 30 years. He speaks five languages and earned the International Baccalaureate diploma in Europe.

Dr. Samore was recognized as 2015 Florida Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and winner of Principal of the Year by the Palm Beach County Educational Media Association in 2015. Samore was also named Florida Principal of the Year in 2008 by the Florida Association of School Counselors and has been named to the 2016 Florida Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, an elite cadre of state school leaders.

Dr. Samore’s school is the first International Spanish Academy in the United States and was recognized in 2013 as the International Spanish Academy School of the Year for North America. Okeeheelee Middle is the only middle school in the United States which has a bilingual Junior Model United Nations and has many innovative and unique aspects. Samore is one of a handful of principals who still makes house calls.

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