Mater Lakes Academy’s Principal receives Florida TaxWatch Leadership Award

FLORIDA – April 19, 2018 – Mater Lakes Academy Principal, Rene F. Rovirosa, was named one of the top nine principals in the State of Florida by Florida TaxWatch. Rovisrosa was also named top principal among the three nominees in the high school category at the TaxWatch Principal Leadership awards ceremony held on April 19th in Orlando.

Florida TaxWatch is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute. The Principal Leadership Awards Program was established in 2014 and uses Florida Department of Education data — including school assessment scores, student earning gains, and the percentage of students that are ELL, SPED, and economically disadvantaged — to determine which school leaders are making the biggest impact in the communities they serve. Mater Lakes Academy has 4% learning gain in English and Language Arts, 14% learning gain in Mathematics, and exceeded both the state and district percentage of proficiency at 71%.

“I am honored,” said Rene F. Rovirosa. “There are no other words to describe how I feel, but just that I am honored.  I truly feel that they key to a better community is quality education, and that is what we are providing because this award is not just mine but all of Mater Lakes.”

Mater Lakes Academy is a Miami-Dade County Public Charter School, with students enrolled in 6th – 12th grade. Mater Lakes Academy has been open since the 2006-2007 academic school year, and is currently in its 12th year under the direction of Principal Rene F. Rovirosa, and is an A school for both the middle school and the high school.

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