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Mr. Antonio Smith

Phone: (727) 588-3573

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Mr. Antonio Smith

Welcome to Ponce de Leon Elementary!

My name is Antonio Smith and with great excitement I would like to introduce myself to you as the Principal of Ponce de Leon Elementary! It is a pleasure and honor to serve a school community of great teachers, staff, scholars and families.  As Principal, I bring to this position my love for scholars and their success, enthusiasm, hope, and high expectations for student learning. I believe in the power of knowledge and understand the ways in which education can open doors for scholars to accomplish their goals and achieve dreams and aspirations. Ponce de Leon Elementary School has the BEST equipped faculty and staff to help your scholar(s) on their academic journey.

I am a dedicated educator serving the scholars of Pinellas County Schools since 2006. My past experiences include working as an Assistant Principal at Fairmount Park Elementary School, Maximo Elementary School, and Walsingham Elementary School. As a classroom teacher, I have taught various elementary grade levels in Traditional, Magnet, and Fundamental schools.

I am a product of Pinellas County Schools, I graduated from Osceola High School. Post-secondary education includes graduating from the College of Education at the University of South Florida in May 2009, in which I earned a degree in Elementary Education, Bachelor’s (K-6) with an endorsement for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). In the skilled program of study, I was able to work with many kinds of scholars from various cultural backgrounds.  In the fall of 2012, I graduated with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Saint Leo University, in which I learned substantial leadership skills.

As your Principal, everyone is welcome here at Ponce de Leon Elementary School. I operate with an open-door policy & welcome your input and feedback. If there is ever a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me at (727)-588-3573 or smithant@pcsb.org

I look forward to working with you, our faculty and staff, scholars, and families!

Antonio Smith

Principal

Go Panthers!

 

Ms. Jennifer Goza

Phone: (727) 588-3573

Email:

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Ms. Jennifer Goza

Welcome to Ponce de Leon.  I am Jennifer Goza, the Assistant Principal of Ponce de Leon Elementary.  This is my second year in this position at Ponce. I began my career with Pinellas County Schools in 1996. I served as a Classroom Teacher at San Jose Elementary School (1996-2006) and served as a Behavior Specialist at Safety Harbor Elementary School. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida.  With a strong background in Special Education and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), I am fully committed to supporting Ponce de Leon's inclusive environment, while preparing our students for the global society that surrounds us each and every day.  I firmly believe in a strong home-to-school connection. By working together, we can make sure every child’s academic, social, and emotional needs are met.