School Administrator and Experienced Educator
About Floyd Starnes
Over the course of his career in education, Floyd Starnes has advocated for high professional standards and effective pedagogy at the elementary and early childhood levels. He began his career as a teacher of English language learners after graduate study at Boston University. Floyd Starnes entered the profession as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). As a first grade ESOL teacher at New Hampshire Estates Elementary school, he developed a familiarity with reading recovery techniques that deepened his commitment to educational effectiveness for all students.
In the early 2000s, Floyd Starnes entered school administration as an assistant principal at Broad Acres Elementary School, where he initiated a comprehensive school reform process that instituted collaborative educator meetings at the grade level and across the school population. Discovering an aptitude for staff development, he continued to emphasize collaboration in subsequent leadership roles at Maryvale and Twinbrook Elementary Schools.
Now a principal at Kemp Mill Elementary School, Floyd Starnes has organized many staff development training programs and pedagogical improvement plans. He has also incorporated his ESOL expertise to secure the school’s standing as an International Spanish Academy, a credential acknowledged by the Embassy of Spain that recognizes the school's highly developed Dual Language Program. Currently enrolled in an educational leadership doctoral program at The George Washington University, he continues to build his professional knowledge base.