Over the past twenty years, Maria has worked in education as a teacher, administrator and consultant.
With a strong understanding of best instructional practice — from early childhood pre-literacy skills to on-level academic standards — Maria works tirelessly to ensure every child has the tools they need to succeed, regardless of their background, needs or achievement level. Her experience includes a wide range of schools, ranging from a high socioeconomic school to a Title I school with 90% free and reduced lunch.
As a school leader, Maria has provided multiple professional development workshops and training on the implementation of pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade curriculum. She has also guest lectured at the University of Central Florida.
Maria has Florida State certifications in:
- Elementary education
- School leadership
- School principal for all levels
- Director Credential Level 1 VPK Endorsed
Bridgewater State University – BS in Elementary Education
University of Rhode Island – MA in Reading Education
University of Central Florida – Doctorate in Educational Leadership