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Vince Verges has overall responsibility for Florida’s K-12 statewide summative assessment system, as well as the Florida Teacher Certification Examination and the Florida Educational Leadership Exam. He has been with the Department for seventeen years, and has been involved in developing Florida’s assessments since 1999. Prior to coming to FLDOE, Vince served for ten years in Florida’s public schools and colleges as an elementary school assistant principal, high school mathematics teacher, and adjunct college mathematics instructor. 

He was named Taylor County Teacher of the Year in 2000. Before his career in education, Vince served for seven years in the U.S. Navy as a navigator aboard the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft. His squadron was aboard the USS Independence during Operation Desert Shield prior to the First Gulf War. He is a 1987 graduate of Florida State University and earned his MA in Educational Leadership from Florida A & M University in 2001.