New Principal Appointment for R.B. Hunt Elementary School

Amanda Garman, assistant principal at R.B. Hunt Elementary School (RBHES), has been selected by Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner to be the principal of RBHES. Garman will replace Principal Don Steele who has announced his retirement effective April 30 of this year. Her nomination will be presented to the St. Johns County School Board at its April 8 meeting.

“Ms. Garman is an experienced assistant principal who has all the skills necessary to take R.B. Hunt to the next level of excellence,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. “She is very familiar with the community and is an excellent match for the school.”

Garman has more than 22 years of experience in the St. Johns County School District and has served as the assistant principal at RBHES since 2007. Prior to this appointment she was an assistant principal at Pedro Menendez High School, Gamble Rogers Middle School and Allen D. Nease High School (NHS). She has also been a teacher at Switzerland Point Middle School, St. Augustine Technical Center and NHS.

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve the R.B. Hunt community as principal,” said Garman. “This is truly a dream come true. R.B. Hunt is like a family to me and it is so wonderful to work with the children, parents and staff. I am excited about the next step in my career and look forward to continuing to build on Hunt’s tradition of success.”

Garman earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s degree from the University of North Florida.