Fleming Island  High School


Thomas Pittman principal

Phone: (904) 336-7500

Degrees and Certificates:

Bachelors of Science, Marketing, December 1991

Masters, Educational Leadership, April 2000

Florida State University, University of North Florida

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. -Babe Ruth 

Principal, Thomas Pittman

Fleming Island Parents, Guardians and Community, 

Fleming Island is the home of the Golden Eagles and we have approximately 1,900 students. We have a faculty that is caring and that wants to see our students succeed both in the classroom academically as well as outside the classroom.  One of the things we pride ourselves on here are the accomplishments of our students in the classroom along with their extracurricular activities.  Our mission statement here at the school is “Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today”.

Our expectation at Fleming Island is for our students to act like young adults and treat others the way you would like to be treated.  We want them to be present and on time to school every day.  We expect them to be respectful, courteous, and helpful.  A good life lesson for everyone is to try and make every day better than the previous one.  This can be accomplished by doing unexpectedly something nice and kind for someone and having pride in yourself and your school.  We want our students to #SoarHigher in the classroom, in the community and in life. 

Proud to be a Golden Eagle!


Thomas E. Pittman

asst principal labbe

Phone: (904) 336-7500

Degrees and Certificates:

University of North Florida (Bachelors, Masters)

Masters of Educational Leadership

Bachelor of Arts: Secondary English Education

University of North Florida

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King Jr. 

Assistant Principal, Heather Labbe

Dear Parents and Community Members,

I am excited to introduce myself as one of the assistant principals at Fleming Island High School.  I look forward to building relationships with students, parents, and community members throughout the year. Working together for the success of all students is one of my highest priorities. Fostering communication between school, home, the community and local businesses will aid in the success of all of our Golden Eagles. 

Previously, I taught high school English for 18 years in both Clay County and Duval County. I am a strong instructional leader with experience in curriculum design, district assessment development, professional development, team building, and collaborative learning. I am also invested in developing the social emotional well-being of our students in addition to their academics. 

I look forward to working with our elite teachers and staff to further develop relevant and rigorous instructional practices to continue preparing students for higher educational opportunities as well as competence in twenty-first-century skills that will prepare them for the workforce. I am excited to work alongside the best teachers in Clay County to motivate students to reach their full potential and soar to unlimited heights. 

It’s going to be a great school year for our Golden Eagles!


Heather Labbe

asst principal senna

Phone: (904) 336-7500

Degrees and Certificates:

Master of Educational Leadership and Administration

Bachelor of Applied Science, Supervision and Management

American College of Education

Florida State College, Jacksonville

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

-Nelson Mandela

Assistant Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Brittany Senna

Dear Fleming Island Community,

I am honored to introduce myself as one of the assistant principals at Fleming Island High School. Having previously taught here, I was incredibly excited to rejoin the faculty and staff at FIHS, and continue it’s tradition of excellence. I am looking forward to the opportunity to foster relationships with all of our stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, community members, and business partners. 

I am extremely passionate about data-driven leadership in education. This includes preparing all students for success after high school graduation, whether they are college-bound or headed directly to the workforce. My previous experience as a Career and Technical Education teacher, as well as a College and Career Coach, drives my passion to help each student find their own pathway to success. I am thrilled to work alongside our amazing teachers, who offer a wide-ranging, diverse wealth of knowledge and curriculum for our students.

It’s going to be a great year, Golden Eagles! 

Let us live each day by the Fleming Island motto: Carpe Diem, Carpe Futurum! 

asst principal mckinney

Phone: (904) 336-7673

Degrees and Certificates:

Masters of Education, Bachelors of Education, Associate of Arts

Florida A&M University, University Of North Florida, University of Florida, St. Johns River Community College, Sante Fe Community College

“In life you win some and you lose some, but that is ok as long as the outcome is income and you know I want it all and then some.” Street poet and philosopher Drake

Assistant Principal, Mark McKinney

Dear Fleming Island High School Parents and Community Members,

I want to personally extend to you a very warm welcome to Fleming Island High School. FIHS is an A school nestled in the middle of Fleming Island that encompasses the Vystar Business Academy, Navy JROTC, Eagle One band, and many other clubs, sports and extracurricular activities. 

At FIHS, we strive to provide high-quality programs that support the academic, social and emotional growth of its students.  We believe in developing the “whole student”, Our commitment is to ensure your student receives the best education to prepare them for the rigors beyond high school while exploring the skills necessary to fulfill their future endeavors.

We have a kind, caring, highly-qualified staff who recognizes the role they play in helping your student reach his or her full potential.  We truly believe all students can be successful and this belief drives the work they do on a daily basis in the classroom.  Parent involvement is also vital to your student’s success, and we ask that you continue to play an active role in their education.

I am honored to serve as assistant principal of FIHS. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. Together we can meet each student where they are and help build them into productive citizens. Go Eagles!

Mark McKinney