Greeting Parents, Guardians and Stakeholders,
It is with great honor and privilege that I introduce myself as the newly appointed principal of Westwood Heights Elementary. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to work in the capacity of a servant leader for our scholars, instructional and non-instructional staff members, parents, partners in education, and the greater Westwood Heights community.
My journey as an educator started at Miramar Elementary where I served as a classroom teacher and instructional coach for ten years. I then transitioned to Broward Estates Elementary where I served as the assistant principal for five years. My professional journey as an instructional leader then took me to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy where I served as the assistant principal for two years.
I was afforded the opportunity to serve as the Intern Principal at Sunland Park Academy effective October 1, 2019 until my recent appointment to Westwood Heights Elementary on February 4, 2020. The last 18 years of my professional career has certainly been rewarding, coupled with many challenges that taught me the meaning of hard work, dedication and resiliency, which I credit for molding me into the leader I am today.
I value the insight and lessons learned over the years. I feel especially confident that my experiences have adequately prepared me to be able to lead the WHE family with confidence, courage, and an unwavering commitment to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to make a positive impact on student achievement for years to come.
My philosophy as it relates to education is that all students have the innate ability to learn at their highest potential, and as an instructional leader, I am never satisfied until they do.
Consequently, know that as your principal I will work tirelessly to ensure that all of our scholars, pre-kindergarten to fifth grade are afforded equity and access to high quality instruction; cultivate an inclusive learning environment where students’ diverse learning needs are met on a daily basis; where children feel safe, loved, cared for and treated with respect.
Equally important, I am committed to ensuring our classroom instructional leaders are fully supported and provided with professional development opportunities that will build expertise, enabling them to provide world class 21st century learning experiences for our scholars and future leaders.
Dr. Georgia A. Stewart
Proud Principal, Westwood Heights Elementary