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Dear Parents and Guardians of Great SouthShore Academy Students,

We are very happy to share the exciting news that Dr. Cecilia Garcia has accepted the principal position at our school.  Dr. Garcia has nearly 30 years of educational experience working at every academic level from elementary through post-secondary school.  She comes to us from New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy, a public charter high school where she was the founding principal.  Ms. Lamb will continue through a transition period to assure there are no gaps in the services provided to our students.

Dr. Garcia earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary education/special education form the University of Maryland and her Master of Science in division of educational administration from Purdue University in Indiana.  She participated in Principals Institute: Leadership: An Evolving Vision at Harvard University and earned her Ed.D. in educational administration division of educational administration from NOVA Southeastern University in North Miami Beach.

We will have two events available to meet Dr. Garcia.  Join us either Friday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 am or Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.  to learn more about Dr. Garcia’s vision and plans for our school.

Thank you for your ongoing support.  We look forward to a very strong finish to the rest of the year.


Eddie Ruiz

Florida State Director