Champion for Children Award Recipients:

2017 ~ Christopher Doty

Christopher Doty has focused the last 27 years of his life on positively impacting and leading our Highlands County students, and currently serves as Hill-Gustat Middle School’s Principal. This US Air Force veteran, coach, mentor, and former teacher believes: “our greatest treasure is our youth.” Doty explains his greatest accomplishment on behalf of children as “earning the trust of the students…being a fixed point that allows kids to find the path back” when they often get lost amidst the challenges and changes that take place in the early teen years. Congratulations again Mr. Doty, thank you for your genuine passion, strong leadership, and dedicated child advocacy.