Dear AMS Students and Families: 

Greetings!  My name is Darcia Borel.  As the new principal of Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School, I would like to introduce myself and share the genuine enthusiasm I feel as one of the newest members of the Stallion family!

I began my career in K-12 education 20 years ago as a kindergarten teacher. From there, I had the good fortune to serve as a teacher leader, assistant principal at the elementary and middle school levels, and now as the very proud principal of Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School.

My education includes an undergraduate degree in Child Life from the University of Alabama, a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, both from Nova Southeastern University.  I am also a loving wife, the proud parent of two sons, a Disney fanatic, an active participant in many community activities, and a graduate advisor to students at Florida Gulf Coast University.

My experience in developing learning communities, coupled with the many opportunities I have had to work alongside inspiring leaders, has allowed me to develop the strategic, thoughtful, and deliberate values that are necessary of a disciplined school leader.  I wholeheartedly believe that all students deserve a safe and nurturing environment that will allow them to grow personally and academically. My leadership philosophy is based on a shared vision for achievement, allowing all stakeholders to contribute their time, strengths and talents toward the success of the school, while also establishing a family-based culture. I believe that if the faculty and staff of our school set the standard and daily example of positivity and action-based leadership, we will provide our students an environment conducive to learning and personal development.

As stated above, it is my goal to maintain the stellar reputation for excellence and dedication to students left by the previous administration. I am excited to draw upon my experience and collaborative spirit to move our great school forward with the new opportunities that await us in the coming school year.  I am eager to get to know the families that make up the wonderful community of Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at or call 772.221.7100.  I welcome any suggestions, thoughts or ideas that you would like to share. 

With kindest regards and appreciation,

Darcia S. Borel, Ed. S.