Welcome Scott Flowers back home.

The longtime teacher and administrator is now the Chief of Staff for the School District of Osceola County, as appointed by the School Board Tuesday.

According to Superintendent Debra Pace, Flowers will coordinate instruction and support for schools, and basically be her “Number 2.”

“He comes with a rich set of experience, and is going to bring great value to our administration,” Pace said.

Flowers replaces Scott Fritz, who was named the Volusia County school superintendent earlier in the year. Flowers comes to Osceola from Lexington, Ky., where he was Chief of Schools for Fayette County Public Schools, but he taught and worked in the county from 1993 to 2003 at Pleasant Hill Elementary, Horizon Middle and Osceola High School, with a stint as a District Resource Specialist in 1997-98.

“I am proud to be a part of this organization again,” Flowers said at Tuesday’s meeting after getting the School Board’s unanimous seal of approval. “It’s a great chance to serve every child, every chance, every day.”

In addition to his experience in Osceola County, he was a principal at Christiana High School in Newark, Del., and at Terry Parker High in Jacksonville, and spent three years as Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer for Acceleration Academies, a nationally-run dropout recovery academy.