Faculty and Staff
  • The Faculty and Staff would like to welcome you to our school. We are here to provide quality education in a safe and secure environment! Our principal, assistant principals, office staff, counselors, teachers, and support staff are ready to work with you as partners in your child's education. Contact FLHS Staff anytime if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

  • Edward Rodriguez, 9th Grade Assistant Principal

     Mr.  Edward Rodriguez

    It is my privilege to serve as an Assistant Principal here at Fort Lauderdale High school. As the administrator of the class freshman class, I look forward to being a part of the culture and spirit of FLHS. Previously, I was an Assistant Principal for 6 years at Coconut Creek High school and 6 years as an AP in Orlando, Florida. I have been in education for over 24 years. I received my Bachelor’s in Social Science from Southeastern University and my Master’s in Leadership from Nova University.

         I am hoping that at FLHS (and Amazon), it's always, "Day 1." When speaking to a group of Amazon managers, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos explained that Day 1 represents enthusiasm, an entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, positivity, re-birth, among other things. He also speaks of the dangers and pitfalls of Day 2. He stated that "Day 2" at Amazon is stagnation, lethargy, steady decline, and ultimately the end of Amazon. I'm not asserting that Fort Lauderdale High school should resemble Amazon. But Bezos and I share a common belief that we should always enter each day with the characteristics synonymous with Day 1. So, the idea of Day 1 is not actually about Day 1 at all. It's about Days 2 through 180. Will students still bring the same hopes and desires of the upcoming year with them every day? Will they be able to get a high grade, succeed on the field or court, an amazingly popular school-wide event, and set their sights higher? When they have led a meaningful program on campus, will they start the next day on something even bigger and better? And, on the flip side, will they be able to shake a bad grade, get over a loss, or mend their broken heart in a way that will build resilience and allow them to face each day with renewed vigor? My hope for our students this year is that no one allows their successes or their failures to blur the opportunities in front of them. Break new ground each day, build on successes, and mold failures into learning opportunities. If that happens, we'll never have to worry about Day 2 FLHS! Fort Lauderdale High School- where it is always Day 1!

         Mr. Rodriguez's Administrative Assignments are Property & Inventory, ESOL, Technology, Transportation, and Band.


  • Andre Shannon, 10th Grade Assistant Principal

    Mr. Andre Shannon

    It is with great pride and excitement that I have the privilege to serve as the 10th grade Assistant Principal at Fort Lauderdale High School. I believe that learning best occurs in an environment that is safe, supportive, respectful, and intellectually challenging for all students. My goal is to foster and promote the development of the skills and integrity necessary for students to become productive members of society. I’m excited to continue this journey with the class of 2025.

         Mr. Shannon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Florida State University. He went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Journalism from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and Specialist in Educational Leadership from Barry University. Mr. Shannon has been an English teacher, Reading teacher, Behavior Specialist, and Literacy Coach in Broward County. 

         Mr. Shannon's Administrative Assignments are: Athletics & Coverages, Magnet Programs, Procurement, Professional Development, Security & Safety, and AICE and AP Testing.

  • Karleen Thompson, 11th Grade Assistant Principal

    Ms. Karleen Thompson

    I am excited to serve as the Assistant Principal for the Class of 2024. According to Martin Luther King Jr., “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.” It is also a fact that students are not only intellectual but also social and emotional beings, and all these dimensions interrelate to impact learning and performance. In planning an effective curriculum, it is important to consider who our students are while taking into consideration their cultural, academic, and social backgrounds. I believe that each student has the ability to become a lifelong learner. Therefore, collaboration with all stakeholders is imperative to ensure that every child is afforded the opportunity to achieve their personal best within a safe and nurturing school environment.

         Fort Lauderdale High School exemplifies mutual respect for all and character development in the context of our daily lives. My goal for every student of FLHS is for them to be empowered. This will allow all students to be self-sufficient and prepared to play a meaningful role in our society while achieving richer and fuller lives in our communities and country. It is of the utmost importance for every student at FLHS to graduate, pursue their dreams with passion, and most of all, become a valued member of society.

         Ms. Thompson's Administrative Assignments are Activities & Calendar, Discipline, Facilities, Clerical, and student accidents/incident reporting.

  • Liz Gallagher, 12th Grade Assistant Principal

    Ms.  Liz Gallagher

    I am honored to be the 12th-grade administrator at Fort Lauderdale High School and look forward to a fabulous year. Fort Lauderdale High School is a special place with opportunities for all students to go above and beyond what they thought possible. Personalizing the high school experience for all students is my top priority. From the highly academic to the gifted artist to the motivated athlete…there is a place for everyone to find their passion and succeed. I want parents, students, and staff to feel supported and validated as we work together towards the ultimate goal…preparing our students for their future.

         Mrs. Gallagher grew up in Miami, Florida, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Journalism Minor from East Carolina University. She went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Mrs. Gallagher has been an English teacher, reading teacher, staff development specialist, and literacy coach in Broward County. She started her administrative career at Northeast High School and has served as an assistant principal at the high school, alternative school, and technical school levels. She has two sons. One is currently working towards his doctorate degree at The University of Florida and the other graduated from UCF and works and lives in Melbourne, Florida.

         Mrs. Gallagher's Administrative Assignments are Master Schedule, Graduation, ESE, and Testing.

  • Diana Ospina, Curriculum Lead

         I am thrilled to continue to serve the Fort Lauderdale High School community as a proud Assistant Principal.  As the Curriculum Lead, my goal is to ensure that all our students have an enriching, impactful academic experience.  I want to continue to push our Flying L students to challenge themselves, strive for their goals, and ultimately become respectful, productive young adults.  I am excited to be a part of the Flying L Family and cannot wait to find out what the 2022 -2023 school year has in store for us.
         I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Exceptional Student Education from Florida International University and went on to earn my Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University.  After learning about my passion in leadership, I went on to earn my Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Barry University.  I began my educational career in Miami Dade county as an English teacher, then transitioned to Broward county as a Literacy Coach.  I consider myself a lifelong learner and look forward to continuing my educational journey. 
         Mrs. Ospina's administrative assignments are: Professional Development, Professional Learning Communities, Testing (FSA & EOCs), Food Services, and student mentorship programs.

  • Office Manager

    Jessica Almeida, FLHS Office Manager

    Main Office Number: 754-322-1100

    Fax Number: 754-322-1230

  • Registrar

    Norah Rimondi, Registrar

    Main Office Number: 754-322-1100

    Fax Number: 754-322-1230

  • Bookkeeper

    Barbara Fierro, Bookkeeper

    Main Office Number: 754-322-1100

    Fax Number: 754-322-1230

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