LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hello BridgePrep Academy InterAmerican parents, students, staff, and community members,
By way of introduction, my name is Guillermo M. Gonzalez and I am incredibly excited for what 2018-19 school year has in store for us.
I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States in 1980 via the Mariel Boat Lift. I grew up in Miami, where I played high school baseball and then went on to continue my academic and athletic career at Tallahassee Community College. After two years at Tallahassee Community College and earning my Associate of Arts degree, I earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There I played baseball and completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies with a Minor in Sociology in Latin America.
I continued my academic career in Erie, PA, where I earned my Master of Science degree in Bilingual Special Education at Mercyhurst College. While earning my Master’s degree, I also played professional baseball for the North Atlantic Independent Professional Baseball League. Although baseball brought me great success and memories, I knew it was time to turn my focus to teaching and working with the future. I haven’t looked back since. In 1998, I began my teaching career and continue to do so with the same eagerness and dedication to our children and their future today. After ten years in Miami-Dade Public Schools and earning my Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership, I relocated to Chicago, Illinois. There I served as an assistant principal for seven years for Chicago Public Schools. In August of 2016, I decided to relocate back to Miami to be closer to family and pursue a position as principal.
Thus, bringing me here, to BridgePrep Academy InterAmerican where I will continue to be as eager and dedicated to the children and the community of BridgePrep Academy InterAmerican. At BridgePrep Academy InterAmerican, I will strive to guide and coach our teachers to effectively instruct and lead our students towards their academic and personal goals, connect and communicate purposefully with our parents and community, and most importantly I will lead and influence our students to become positive and productive citizens of our worldly community.
I look forward to meeting and working with the great community of BridgePrep Academy InterAmerican.
Guillermo M. Gonzalez