Mrs. Annette Mavres
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the High Point Elementary Community as Principal. I am a graduate of Pinellas County Schools and earned my degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. I began my career in education at Wekiva Elementary in Seminole County, Florida. As a recipient of the Sallie Mae National Beginning teacher of the year, I taught first and third grades before moving back to Pinellas County with our growing family. Yearning to get back into the classroom, I joined the staff of Skycrest Elementary, where I taught first and fourth grade for many years. After graduating with my Master’s Degree in K-12 Administration, I moved to Bauder Elementary to teach fifth grade. My next move led me to Lealman Avenue Elementary, where I served as the curriculum specialist before moving up to the role of Assistant Principal for 13 years. I am the culmination of many experiences which drive me to lead with passion.
When I am not reading, you can find me spending time with my family enjoying life.
I look forward to another exciting school year at High Point Elementary!
Doing What is Right
Annette Mavres, Principal
Ms. Kristy Bench
I am honored to become a part of the High Point family as the new assistant principal. I am a proud graduate of Pinellas County Schools and I am thankful of the education that I received in this county. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Saint Petersburg College and my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. I will continue to promote the vision of 100% student success by putting students first and ensuring a safe learning environment for all students to have the opportunity to thrive.
My educational career with Pinellas County Schools began in 2006 as a substitute teacher working part-time through college and raising my children. In 2007, I landed a full-time position as a classroom teacher at New Heights Elementary, where I taught grades 3-5 for 11 years before accepting the role as the AVID Elementary District Director for Pinellas County Schools.
I am looking forward to an amazing year forming positive relationships while creating a safe and nurturing culture that is focused on academic excellence to ensure that each and every student reaches his/her fullest potential.
Kristy Bench, Assistant Principal