Suzie Johnston, Flagler Beach Mayor & daughter of Suzanne Johnston, Flagler County Tax Collector, says:
“I’ve known Courtney since she was a little girl growing up in Flagler County. Courtney has always shown an interest in helping others, which is why it was not surprising that she became an educator. Her experience as a student and teacher right here in Flagler county is invaluable and just one of the reasons why I’m endorsing her for School Board, District 2.
Courtney is the best choice for the school board to lead this district in the right direction. She will not only advocate for all students' and families' needs in a considerate and respectful way but will also help our teachers and staff when the state is experiencing shortages which only hurts our kids.
Courtney will follow and uphold important school board policies and ensure that everything is being done to protect our students while providing them with an A+ educational experience. She will work with and listen to all families regardless of party affiliation and help Flagler continue to progress in the right direction.”
Lynette Shott, Former Deputy Superintendent for Flagler Schools says:
"Courtney has a great passion for her community as a whole and of course, the children and families served by the Flagler School system. Courtney was always such a positive asset. Her thoughtful approach to problem-solving, calm demeanor, respectful belief in her colleagues, and ability to see the big picture made her a strong teacher and will serve her well as a public servant."
Brun Hudson, President of Flagler Educational Support Staff Professionals Association says:
"As President of FESPA, representing over 800 Education Staff Professionals working in Flagler County Schools. It is my honor and privilege to announce that FESPA is endorsing Courtney VandeBunte for School Board, District 2. The Flagler Education Support Professional Association believes that we need common sense leadership, with actual real-world experience in the education of children. Courtney VandeBunte gives us that, and so much more. "You can count on Courtney!"
"Miss V is the epitome of what a teacher should be. She built positive relationships with not just my son, but with all her students. She allowed them their independence and encouraged them to succeed beyond what they believed they could. She gave them the confidence to be decision-makers and independent thinkers. Courtney VandeBunte has always been intuitively connected to the development, and most importantly success of our young people. I endorse her for the School Board and believe she will bring a much-needed fresh and innovative perspective to the board and for all students in Flagler County.”
-Debra N., Parent of a Former Student
"Courtney VandeBunte was Ms. Green when I first walked into my freshman year of high school Biology class 10 some-odd years ago. I really admired her as such a knowledgeable and confident female figure who was able to communicate the course material in an effective and relatable way. I am very grateful to have had Mrs. VandeBunte as a positive influence. Now, as an Environmental Specialist, I look back with thanks and recognition toward Mrs. VandeBunte as one of the integral role models that helped shape the woman in science that I am today."
-Ally Hartnett, Matanzas HS Graduate, 2015