Principal's Message

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Hello Moss Park Family,

I am William Harris Jr., your new principal at Moss Park Elementary!  It is with great excitement that I am looking forward to an amazing year and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with high performing students, an extremely resolute staff, and a supportive parent and school community.

I have been dedicated to the field of education since my childhood as I used to help my mother with her students in Miami.  After attending The Florida State University where I met my wife and graduated with a degree in education, I have worked as a teacher, athletic coach, dean, club sponsor, athletic director, mentor, and assistant principal with students ranging in age from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Over this time, I have developed an extensive knowledge base, but more importantly, I have developed relationships with those in the field.

I am so humbled and excited to join such a warm and welcoming school community.  My philosophy of education is to first build positive relationships.  Students learn the best when love and respect fill their environment.  Teachers and staff excel when they are valued as the professionals they are.  I look forward to ensuring that both are continued here at Moss Park Elementary.

As the instructional leader, it is my daily commitment to ensure that our faculty and staff are well equipped to build successful and healthy students.  As a team, we will continue to have lofty expectations for ALL and will strive to meet the needs of every student.  I believe it is of the utmost importance that we work together to ignite our student’s passions, create responsible citizens, and prepare our students for tomorrow’s opportunities.

I look forward to partnering with you as we continue to foster a school culture where the staff is valued, parents and community are welcomed, and students are engaged and excited about learning. There are many ways you can get involved at our school. You may choose to join our PTA or SAC, volunteer in the classroom, or attend field trips; just to name a few. If you have not already, I invite you to sign up as an ADDitions volunteer by clicking here.  I also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Let us have a successful year and make many memorable ones to come!

Mr. William Harris, Jr.
Proud Principal of The Moss Park Elementary School