Former Asst. Supt. Receives Congressional Award

Former Asst. Supt. Receives Congressional Award
Posted on 09/12/2023
Mike Mullen Receives HonorCongressman Gus Bilirakis's Congressional Aide, Mr. David Halbstein was in town today to present former Assistant Superintendent Mike Mullen with a prestigious Congressional Recognition on behalf of Congressman Bilirakis.

Several CCSB employees, including school board member, Thomas Kennedy met up at Citrus High School, where Mr. Mullen once served as Principal before making his way to Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Some may not know this, but Mr. Mullen also served our nation in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain. 

The Congressional Recognition reads:
   HON. GUS M. BILIRAKIS of Florida in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 17, 2023

  Mr. BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize and 
congratulate Citrus County Assistant Superintendent Mike Mullen for his 
retirement after more than 28 years of service in Citrus County.
  After graduating from California University of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
Mullen joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After serving for over 
four years in various roles, he became a teacher at Baker County Middle 
School in Baker County, Florida. This is a role he would have for four 
years before moving over to Baker County High School for another three 
years. While teaching, he also helped with multiple sports including 
Football, Golf, and Softball. Mr. Mullen then made his way to Citrus 
County, becoming an instructor at Lecanto Middle School before moving 
to an administrative role as Assistant Principal and then Principal of 
Citrus High School. After his principalship, he became Executive 
Director of School Support Services for Citrus County Schools, helping 
develop the district's long range capital improvement plan. On July 1, 
2011, Mike became Assistant Superintendent of School Operations for 
Citrus County Schools. In this role, he has provided leadership and 
direction for district strategic planning, ensured compliance with all 
district, state, and federal mandates related to school operations, and 
assisted in the development of the district operating budget. 
Throughout each phase of his career, Mr. Mullen has impacted countless 
young lives, leaving an imprint that will last a lifetime. While his 
influence is incalculable, I know that Citrus County is better for 
having had him serve.
  I thank Mike Mullen for his years of service to our community and wish him well as he enjoys his well-earned retirement.

We were all honored to be a part of this special moment today at CHS and thank Mr. Mullen for his years of dedication and service to our schools, our community and country. Congratulations, Mr. Mullen, on this well-deserved honor!