Just as lots of students are starting off this school yr on August 10 at a new put, so are some of Palm Seaside County’s principals. Meet up with a few of them.
Palm Springs Middle University, Palm Springs
Wherever did you grow up? Miami.
In which did you go to school? I earned my undergraduate degree at FAU (go, Owls!!) my master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University my education and learning professional also at Nova Southeastern University and most recently my doctorate at Lynn College.
How very long have you been a principal? As of now, for 20 total days!
Exactly where had been you ahead of you came to Palm Springs Center? Prior to staying appointed principal at Palm Springs Middle, I was an assistant principal at Forest Hill Large Faculty for seven several years. Right before that, I was an English trainer at West Boca High for 10 a long time and just before that, I was at Saint Andrew’s College for a couple of decades.
What is your most important problem? I’m energized for the obstacle of turning out to be a very first yr principal following the 30-yr legacy of former Principal Sandy Jinks.
How have/will you conquer that obstacle? While I know coming into the occupation just after such a legacy might be a problem, I search ahead to operating with the students, faculty, and community to build upon the previously proven accomplishments and make new alternatives that will make success unavoidable for all Stingray Students.
What textbooks are you examining this summertime? I just not too long ago finished looking through “PrincipalED” by Kate Barker, Kourtney Ferrua and Rachel George and am now studying a whole lot of Captain Underpants books with my 8-year aged-son, Cruz. They are his favourite.
What is your most loved quotation/motto? One of my beloved quotations that is also a aspect of my e mail signature suggests, “Discuss in these kinds of a way that other people enjoy to hear to you. Pay attention in such a way that some others love to discuss to you.”
Park Vista Superior College, Lake Worth
The place did you grow up? I grew up in New York City.
Where by did you go to school? I attained my doctorate at the University of Central Florida.
How prolonged have you been a principal? 10 decades.
Where by ended up you in advance of you came to Park Vista? I previously served as principal of Woodlands Center College.
What is your most important challenge? Assisting our college students modify to becoming back again on campus.
How have/will you triumph over that obstacle? It will take a comprehensive group hard work. I will be investing a great deal of time setting up associations and participating with all of our stakeholders in buy to facilitate this transition.
What books are you studying this summertime? I am looking through “It’s Your Ship” by Capt. D. Michael Abrashoff. The guide was a reward from previous Park Vista Principal Reginald Myers.
What is your most loved quote/motto? The management quotation, “Leaders never build followers. They generate more leaders.”
Allamanda Elementary University, Palm Beach Gardens
Exactly where did you develop up? West Palm Seashore.
Wherever did you go to college or university? Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern College.
How prolonged have you been a principal? Manufacturer new! Started out July 1, 2021.
Where were being you just before you came to Allamanda Elementary? Alexander W. Dreyfoos University of the Arts as an assistant principal for eight years.
What is your greatest challenge? Remaining a school leader in our new submit-COVID educational placing. We have to all navigate and aid the cultural reset that will be happening on just about every school campus to make sure the good results for just about every pupil.
How have/will you conquer that problem? Through have faith in and collaboration usually becoming the basis. If we put the desires of the learners first, and we create an ecosystem that fosters emotional and tutorial results, then we can conquer any challenge.
What textbooks are you studying this summer season? “The Strength Bus” by Jon Gordon “100 Day Leaders” by Douglas Reeves and Robert Eaker.
What is your preferred quote/motto? “We can do difficult items!”
CORY A. FRIESS
Northmore Elementary University, West Palm Beach
Where did you improve up? Royal Palm Seashore
The place did you go to faculty? American Higher education of Education (master’s of instruction), FAU (bachelor of arts instruction)
How lengthy have you been a principal? One month.
Exactly where were being you right before you arrived to Northmore Elementary? At the school as the assistant principal.
What is your biggest challenge? To fight the tutorial slide thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How have/will you prevail over that challenge? Through making use of many modalities of teaching to meet up with the varied needs of just about every college student.
What guides are you looking through this summer time? “Who Moved my Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson.
What is your most loved estimate/motto? “1 individual can improve the planet.”
Don Estridge Higher Tech Center University, Boca Raton
In which did you mature up? Ocean Township, N.J.
Exactly where did you go to higher education? Monmouth University, N.J. Florida Atlantic University Lynn College.
How very long have you been a principal? Entering my sixth 12 months.
Where by ended up you right before you came to Don Estridge? Addison Mizner University.
What is your major problem? Filling the tremendous sneakers still left powering by Palm Beach front County Principal of the 12 months, Mrs. Rachel Capitano.
How have/will you get over that challenge: I will seem to acquire quality, genuine associations all-around the perform with a fantastic staff, stellar college students and phenomenal mother and father.
What publications are you examining this summer time? “Rock Me on the Water:1974 — The Yr Los Angles Reworked Flicks, Tunes, Television, and Politics” by Ronald Brownstein.
What is your beloved quotation/motto? “The price tag of results is really hard operate, determination to the position at hand, and the determination that irrespective of whether we earn or reduce, we have utilized the very best of ourselves to the endeavor at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
LISA K. LEE
Boca Raton Center Faculty
Wherever did you improve up? East Chicago, Indiana Cape Coral, Boca Raton.
Exactly where did you go to college or university? Florida Atlantic University Lynn Universit
How long have you been a principal? Nine several years.
The place were you right before you came to Boca Center? I was at Orchard View Elementary and Poinciana STEM Elementary.
What is your most significant challenge? Preparing Every single pupil for rigorous and prosperous college or profession readiness.
How have/will you prevail over that obstacle? Superior expectations systems/details analysis, interaction and partnerships with mom and dad and neighborhood, visibility and help for college students.
What books are you reading this summertime? “The H2o Dancer” by-Ta-Nehisi Coates.
What is your preferred quotation/motto? “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fireplace.” — W.B. Yeats
PALM Beach front COUNTY INCOMING PRINCIPALS
Joshua Davidow, Don Estridge High Tech Middle University
Sandra Edwards, Atlantic Superior College
Corey Ferrera, Allamanda Elementary Faculty
Cory Friess, Northmore Elementary University
Danielle Garcia, Orchard Perspective Elementary School
Shanda Garvin-Shaw, Coral Sunset Elementary School
Shannon Grice, Carver Center Faculty
Nancy Holly, Addison Mizner School
Jamilah Johnson, Seminole Trails Elementary Faculty
Kristen King, Jerry Thomas Elementary University
Jenifer Kuras, Woodlands Center University
Lisa Lee, Boca Raton Center Faculty
Pamela McDonnough, Palm Springs Middle College
Vernicka Rolle-Murray, Washington Elementary University
Ryan Scott, Marsh Pointe Elementary School
Enrique Vela, Park Vista Substantial University
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