Assistant Principal's Message

  • Dear Colbert Family, 

     It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Principal at Colbert Museum Magnet School of Distinction!  I am impressed with the educational environment and culture that has been established at Colbert to ensure that each of our students are well prepared for the challenges of our ever-changing global society.  The vision of our community, faculty and staff is one I have held dear to my heart during the 27 years of my educational career.  I truly believe all students can learn if provided with a safe, supportive environment to build confidence and the mindset that learning is a life-long journey.  

     I began my journey in the educational field when I was initially hired as Media Clerk in 1992 at Nova Blanche Foreman Elementary.  My passion grew as I worked closely with students and shared their excitement and enthusiasm for learning.  As the years passed, I moved from Media Clerk to Office Manager to Classroom Teacher.  I hold a Reading Endorsement, Gifted Endorsement and ESOL Endorsement.  In 2011, I received my Master’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in Educational Leadership and became the Assistant Principal for Norcrest Elementary.  I served as an Administrator for Norcrest Elementary for eight years, all the while advocating for students and families in their quest to provide a nurturing and engaging educational environment for our next generation.  

     I am very excited and pleased to serve the Colbert community now.  If I may be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to call me. 

     Yours in Education, 

    Kyna Duarte 

    Assistant Principal