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B. S. Teacher of English as a Foreign Language M. Ed. Masters in Educational Leadership Ed. D. Doctorate in Educational Leadership Certifications Math 5-9 Integrated Curriculum 5-9 Reading Endorsement English for Speakers of Other Languages K12 Educational Leadership k12 School Principal k12

Dr. Eugenia Rolando

PRINCIPAL

Born and raised in Argentina, Dr. Rolando started her teaching career as an English teacher in Buenos Aires. When she moved to Florida, she became a paraprofessional and then a teacher at Denn John Middle School, where she she taught ESOL, Reading, and Math, including Algebra I Honors. After obtaining her master's in Educational Leadership with Grand Canyon University, she became a Math Instructional Coach. During her 12 years at DJMS, Dr. Rolando was recognized by her peers with the Ida Baker Minority Educator Award, twice.
 
Dr. Rolando was appointed Assistant Principal for Instruction at Kissimmee Middle School in 2013 and Principal in 2019. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with the American College in Education in 2020. Dr. Rolando is a life-long learner and passionate about education. She loves working with students, teachers, and parents.

Dr. Rolando has a son, Gunnar, who is in high school, and a very loving dog, Kylie. When not working, Dr. Rolando likes to exercise: she does CrossFit, cycles, and goes for long hikes. She also loves traveling and visiting her family in Argentina.

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BS in Organizational Behavior and minor in Organizational Communication Masters in Education for Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership Certifications Math 5-9 Integrated Curriculum k12 Educational Leadership k12

Mrs. Jane Mabra

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Mrs. Jane Mabra is originally from Taipei, Taiwan and grew up in East Hanover New Jersey.  Due to her background, she is bilingual and speaks Chinese (Mandarin and Minnan) and English.   She attended Rollin's College Hamilton School and received her bachelor's degree and her double master's degree while working full time as a teacher.  The 2020-2021 School year will be her 15th year with the school district.  She was a Math and Science Teacher for Alternative Programs and Denn John Middle School from 2006 - 2012.  She also served as the Dean of Students both for Denn John Middle and Westside K-8 School 2012-2016.  Mrs. Mabra has been a KMS Jaguar since 2016.  She has led students and teachers of Kissimmee Middle School as the school's MTSS coach and Assistant Principal.  Mrs. Mabra was recognized by her peers from Alternative programs and was voted as Teacher of the Year in 2009.

Mrs. Mabra has a 6-year old son and a 2-year old daughter who keep her very busy at home.  She has been happily married to her loving husband for 11 years.   When not working, Mrs. Mabra enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going out to eat!

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B.S. in English Literature from the University of Central Florida Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education Certifications: English Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum English for Speakers of Other Languages Gifted Educational Leadership

Mr. Michael Melvin

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Michael Melvin grew up on Long Island, New York and began his teaching career as an International ESOL Teacher at Alpha Language School in Hamamatsu, Japan in 2002.  For the past 15 years, he has been with the Osceola County School District.  He was a teacher and literacy coach at Discovery Intermediate School (2012-2014); an ELA Resource Teacher/Project Manager for Osceola Testing Platforms for Osceola County Middle School Curriculum and Instruction (2014-2015); and the Dean of Students/Testing Coordinator at Narcoossee Middle (2015-2021).

 

Mr. Melvin has a 12 year old son, a 7 year old daughter, and a new puppy.  When he is not working, Mr. Melvin spends his time camping, hiking, fishing, cooking, and travelling.