Dear Academie DaVinci Charter School Community,
It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Academie DaVinci Charter School and to join this extraordinary school community.
I arrived at ADV as a seasoned (better than “old”) teacher and principal. I began my career in education in 1992, which I like to refer to as the late 1900s. When I moved to Florida from Colorado in 2019, I had to apply and take many tests to receive my licensure in elementary education and leadership. I also have a Reading Endorsement, Civics Endorsement, and a Coaching Endorsement. I began my education career in Florida at a Transformation Zone school in St. Petersburg where I was hired and worked as a Literacy Coach in a PK-5th grade school. This is where I was able to learn Florida standards, assessments, and educational ways of work.
Prior to Florida, I worked as a K-8th grade Principal at the first charter school in the state of Colorado for twelve years. I loved my time and work in a charter school and when this opportunity arose at ADV, I knew that I wanted it! Walking around our school on a daily basis has given me insight into your school community and student population and I am so happy to be part of such a wonderful educational environment. ADV reminds me of my school in Colorado and it already feels like home.
In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year and the years to come. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our collaborative relationship and work.