Assistant Principal

  • Glades Assistant Principals


    Mrs. Daniela Fatout

    6th Grade Assistant Principal

    It is my sincere pleasure and honor to continue serving as one of the Assistant Principals of Glades Middle School. It is my privilege to work with the GMS staff and community to ensure our students receive the exceptional educational experience they deserve. I am looking forward to reconnecting with our existing GMS families and eagerly anticipate meeting the new faces joining us this year. I can’t wait to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.

    Glades is without a doubt, a place where the entire staff prides itself in partnering with parents and students to provide a safe and nurturing environment. We hold the highest standards for all students and work tirelessly to create a positive learning environment where all students can succeed. We strive to help every child feel welcomed and connected, while fostering positive relationships that support both academic and social growth.

    Thank you for choosing to be a part of our Cougar Family and joining us in our continued path towards excellence. I am excited to support your families in preparing our students at GMS for success. My office door is always open. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

    It is going to be a fantastic year!!!

    Mr. Kocis

    Mr. Kocis

    7th Grade Assistant Principal 

    Mr Kocis is one of the founding members of Glades Middle having moved from NY to open Glades Middle School in 2004.  Over these 15 years at the school, Mr. Kocis has served in many different roles including Athletic Director, Teacher, Unified Arts Department Head, SEL Coordinator and Behavioral Specialist. 
    Mr Kocis has recently completed his second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Study.
    Mr. Kocis is excited at the opportunity to serve as the Interim 7th Grade Assistant Principal at a school he holds dear to his heart.
    Go Cougars!!!



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    Ms. Sabrina Elsinger

    8th Grade Assistant Principal and Intern Principal 

    Dear Glades Middle Family,
    I am so excited to join the Glades Community as your new Assistant Principal. I will be joining Mr. Santana and the administrative team as we bring on another school year.

    I am starting my eleventh year as an Assistant Principal. My wide range of experiences working with children and families from a variety of backgrounds and grade levels, allows me to bring a perspective that is well-equipped to provide an atmosphere full of support, nurture, and guidance. With current initiatives in the district including project-based learning and social-emotional learning, I plan to work diligently with the staff to further support teaching and learning that is current and innovative.

    As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, please know that I am fully committed to the Glades Community and will continue the path of excellence that you are accustomed to. My goal is to get to know each of you in an effort to make personal connections at the school level. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance.

    Remember, it takes a village to positively impact a child. I am ready to work with you to make those positive impacts.

    Ms. Elsinger