Dear Leadership Academy of Excellence Students and Families:
WELCOME to the 2014-15 school year! I am honored to be the principal at the Leadership Academy of Excellence and Florence Virtual Academy. This is my second year in the Florence Unified School District and my 20th year as an educator. For the past 15 years, I worked as a Computer Business and Math Instructor at Superior Unified School District, East Valley Institute of Technology, and Mesa Public Schools. I also served for two years as a Team Leader (Asst. Principal) for Mesa Public Schools and one year as a Principal for MGRM Pinnacle Tempe West High School. Lastly, I have four years as an adjunct faculty member at South Mountain Community College teaching introductory computer classes.
As an educator and administrator, I have had the opportunity to work with parents, students, and teachers at all sites where I have been employed. It has given me the opportunity to build relationships and share the goal of student achievement, which I look forward to continuing at the Leadership Academy of Excellence and Florence Virtual Academy. Please do not hesitate to contact me; please know that my door is always open to meet with students and parents.
In order for our students to be prepared to compete in a global society, they will need specific skills to think critically, solve problems, and demonstrate learning through rigor, relevance, and relationships. My main focus for the new academy is to build community and respect. Please join us in our quest of excellence.
We will continue to strive for excellence in all arenas on our campus. We are continuing to spread the “Lion Pride” commitment with all staff and students. Here is the commitment statement:
We at the Leadership Academy of Excellence take pride in what we do. Our job is to strive for excellence in our behavior and academics. Our goal is to respect everyone that touches our campus.
Dr. Sonia Bribiescas, Principal