• Dr. Saryn L. Hatcher, Principal 

    Dr. Saryn Hatcher Sandalwood High School Principal

    Dear Saint Nation:

    Greetings and Welcome Back for the 2017-2018 school year. I am extremely excited to join the excellent Saint community as the new principal of Sandalwood High School.  This is my fourteenth year as a principal in Northeast Florida, and I am equally excited today as I was many years ago as a first-year principal. I am very proud to be a part of a learning community which includes committed students, parents, teachers, support staff and neighborhood leaders who believe and know “We are a child friendly school.” This is one of many factors why Sandalwood is an “A” school today.  

    We do not anticipate many changes to our all-star staff for the new school year with the exception of a few elective and support positions. Our leadership team along with lead teachers will assist me in selecting the best and brightest staff for our programs to continue to thrive. Our focus for next year is to sustain the greatness of high academic achievement that has taken place over the last number of years. We will obtain this objective by focusing on our implementation of Rigor, Relevance and Relationships which are known indicators for academic success. 

    Saint Nation, I want to thank you in advance for your support and devotion to our children. I cannot wait to get acquainted with all the stakeholders as we work cooperatively to continue the phenomenal work that has already begun at our model school of academic excellence. 

    Go Saints!  


    Dr. Saryn L. Hatcher, Principal

    Committed to Excellence

    We are Sandalwood