Victoria Defenthaler

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Victoria Defenthaler

Retired Martin County Principal & School Board Member

Victoria Defenthaler retired after a 40- year career in public education.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision.  In her earlier years, she taught elementary and middle school; later, she worked at the district level as a Mainstream Consultant and District Program Specialist.  After serving 16 years as the principal at national award-winning Bessey Creek Elementary, Victoria served on the Martin County School Board for four years. Currently she is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Tykes & Teens board and the advisory committees of the Boys & Girls Club Character Counts program and the Sexual Assault Assistance Program of the Treasure Coast. Victoria continues to advocate for students, teachers, and public education as co-chair of the Connected Martin Education Committee.

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