Principals and Professional Standards

Purpose and Function

On a day-to-day basis, we handle administrators' concerns related to Collective Bargaining Agreement interpretations, investigate charges of contract violations, resolve conflicts between bargaining units and administrators, and facilitate the appeal and formal grievance processes. We also assist staff in contract administration that includes formulating policies that comply with contract agreements and suggesting solutions to recurring contract issues.

The Office of Professional Standards is committed to developing a high-quality workforce, recognizing that the highest possible standard for all school district employees is essential to ensuring attainment of high standards for students.

We work with applicants, employees, and administrators to ensure compliance with School Board policies and Federal and State laws. Our team provides services to schools and departments with all steps of progressive discipline, Equal Employment Opportunity complaints, mandatory Employee Assistance Program, job abandonment, self-reporting of arrests, and ensuring a drug- and alcohol-free workplace.

Meet Our Team

Troy

Troy Lababara, Executive Director of Principals and Professional Standards

(772) 219-1200 ext. 30560

labarbt@martinschools.org

Troy LaBarbara joined the Martin County School District on July 5th, 2022.  Prior to joining Martin County, he has held many positions in different capacities as a professional educator.  He spent his career as a special educator over the span of sixteen years in both Hillsborough and Pasco counties.  He then served as Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Exceptional Student Education in Hernando County from 2009 until 2022.  During that time, he was a turnaround administrator at the high school level and achieved the honor of being named Principal of the Year in Hernando County in 2021.  He has written action plans for school improvement grants.  His focus has been in the development of systems of excellence for both operations and culture.  Over the course of his 29-year career, he brought a strong collaborative approach resulting in consistent student achievement.

 In addition to his many years as an educator, Mr. LaBarbara is the proud father of two adult children (Nicholas and Hannah) and the husband of his biggest supporter, Lina, who is also a dedicated teacher of 20 plus years. The LaBarbara’s value family, friends, and spending time together.

Tyson

Tyson Villwock, SHRM-SCP, Director of Professional Standards

(772)219-1200 ext.30288

villwot@martinschools.org

Tyson Villwock has been continuously employed by the Martin County School District since 1992 in various positions including Extended Day assistant, teacher, assistant principal, and principal prior to becoming the Director of Professional Standards. Mr. Villwock maintains his state certification in the areas of School Principal and Elementary Education. He also holds the Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional credential.

Mr. Villwock and his wife, Michelle, who also works for the MCSD, have three adult children who attended school in the MCSD from kindergarten through high school.

Heather

Heather Windsor, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of Principals and Professional Standards

772-219-1200 ext. 30475

windsoh@martinschools.org

Heather Windsor joined the Martin County School District on October 27th, 2021 after relocating from Lake County Florida School District. She has served in various positions over the years with Lake County School Board as Principal Secretary, Data Entry Clerk, and Registrar.

Ms. Windsor and her significant other Jason have 2 boys between them, one of them attends school in the MCSD.

Important Links:

1939 SE Federal Highway

Stuart, FL 34994

Phone: 772-219-1200