Manatee County has named its top school administrators. The District Principal of the Year is  Marla Massi–Blackmore of Tillman Elementary School in Palmetto, and the Assistant Principal of the Year is  Samantha Webb of Samoset Elementary School in Bradenton.

Both are eligible to be named Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Florida by the Florida Department of Education. Massi–Blackmore has been with the School District since 1992. Webb has worked for the district since 2010.