As the Principal of Mater Academy St. Cloud, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and extend a warm welcome to you and your family. I am committed to carrying out the vision and mission of Mater Academy St. Cloud, which is to provide our students with a viable educational choice that offers an innovative, rigorous, and seamless college preparatory curriculum.
At Mater Academy St. Cloud, we SOAR to Success.
S-Strive for Success; O-Own Your Choices; A-Aspire to Lead; R-Respect Others.
I began my educational career sixteen years ago as a Special Education teacher where I developed an extraordinary appreciation and love for working with special need students. My tenure with New York City Public Schools provided six years of rewarding and inspiring experiences.
My relocation to South Florida led me to join the charter school movement where I was given the opportunity to become part of the leadership team at Somerset Academy Village (an Academica network school) for two years as an ESE Specialist/Intervention Coach/504 Designee. Thereafter, I relocated to Orlando where I trained and coached teachers in Orange County Public Schools for three years on best practices of Special Education; Data Driven Instruction; and Intervention. During that time, I completed my second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in my continued efforts to grow professionally. Thereafter, I was thrilled to join Pinecrest Preparatory Academy (another Academica network school) as a Staffing Specialist/Lead Teacher. During the three years at Pinecrest Preparatory Orlando, they received a school grade of "A".
I am thankful for the experiences received while at NYC Board of Education, Orange County Public Schools, Pinecrest Academy, and Somerset Academy as it allowed me to impact the lives of children both academically and socially. I am thrilled and honored to have been given the opportunity to lead the students of Mater Academy St. Cloud.
Mater Academy currently serves over 9,000 elementary, middle and high school students across ten campuses in Miami Dade-County. Its elementary and middle schools are ranked among the state’s highest achieving schools as measured by Florida’s Accountability System. In 2011, Mater Academy pursued and was awarded AdvancEd Corporate School System Accreditation for its proven commitment to quality and continuous improvement across all schools.
Parents play an integral role in the success of Mater Academy St. Cloud and I gladly welcome your input and suggestions throughout the year. As stakeholders in our children’s education, staff, parents and students will work together to Build a Team of Eagles, and always abide by our school-wide expectations of being a safe, respectful and responsible MSC Eagles.
Mater Academy St. Cloud Charter School