Assistant Principal's Message

  • Mrs. Goltz


    Dear Staff, Students, Parents, and RIE Community:

    It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I write this message as the newly appointed Assistant Principal of Rock Island Elementary School.  I have humbly dedicated myself to serving students and families across Broward County for over twenty years.  My career started in the classroom teaching students from grades 3 through 6.  With a desire to build capacity amongst teachers, I then dedicated myself to coaching others and served as a Math and Science Coach, a Curriculum Specialist, as well as a Literacy Coach. With a passion to cultivate teachers and leaders across the district, my career took me to the district level, serving in the Office of School Performance and Accountability as both a Staff Developer for Teacher Professional Learning and Growth and then as the Instructional Facilitator for our Broward County Middle Schools. My commitment to servitude led me to school administration, where I have served as an Assistant Principal over a span of 4 years in the great cities of North Lauderdale as well as in Lauderhill.  I am thankful and humbled that my journey has led me to the GREAT Rock Island Elementary School as we begin this 2021-2022 school year together!

    I am very proud of our school’s academic growth and perseverance and will work hard to support the commitment to our students’ academic achievements as well as their social emotional development. I truly believe school success is a result of the collaboration and commitment of our staff, students and parents and look forward to being a partner to you this school year. Thank YOU for all you do as a member of our school community to support student success!

    As your new Assistant Principal, know I am here to serve you each and every day, working hand-in-hand alongside our great principal, Mrs. Priester, to ensure a safe, stimulating, and motivational environment through a love of learning in which ALL of our students will be successful!  I strongly believe that each day is filled with new educational experiences, learning and growing for all, and that working together we can continue to achieve great things at the Rock!

    I take pride in my commitment to the needs of all stakeholders. As such, know my door is always open to you should you have any questions, concerns, or comments. You may reach me at 754-322-8300 or email me anytime at I look forward to serving you--thank you for welcoming me into your community!


    Yours in service,

    Mrs. Celeste A. Goltz, Assistant Principal