First, thank you for welcoming me so warmly! It is with great pride and excitement that I write this message of introduction to you as the new Principal of South Miami Heights Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such rich traditions and academic excellence. During these past few months, I have had interactions with parents, teachers, students, staff members, and local community leaders. From these conversations, it is clear there is a collaborative environment between all members of our SMHE community. I look forward to fostering these relationships and working with teachers and staff to provide an excellent educational experience for each child.

Our excellent team of educators are ready to meet the needs of individual students and to challenge and motivate them. We are excited about the awesome learning opportunities for students as we work diligently to ensure their social, emotional and academic growth. At South Miami Heights Elementary School, young minds are being developed to excel and to be productive citizens in our changing society.

Communication is very important to our school. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram to receive information; as well as our website. We do our best to keep the website up to date with pertinent information.

Our school is a place where all students will be safe, well-behaved and eager to learn. Learning and respect are expectations for all students at SMHE. We look forward to a dynamic year of teaching and learning because we are “Collaborating and Advocating for Students’ Excellence”!

Your Partner in Education,

Dr. Yolanda Green-Samuel, Principal