Ms. Sanchez was one of the founders of the SLAM program and curriculum. She has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of the SLAM network ⎯from one school in 2012 to over 12 charter schools in three states to date.Prior to joining SLAM, Ms. Sanchez worked with over 25 non-profit charter school networks and assisted in the inception of 68 charter schools in Florida and across the...
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Millie Sanchez

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Ms. Kelly Pierce, Director of Innovation and Development, brings over 15 years of experience working in education. She has worked with students from elementary all the way through college.  Kelly was born and raised in northeast Ohio but similar to Lebron James, she decided to take her talents to South Beach earning both her B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed. from the University of Miami. Her passion...
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Kelly Pierce

Director of Innovation and Development learn more
Ms. Rocio Diaz, Director of Community Relations has been in the charter school environment her whole life! Having graduated from Doral Academy Charter High in 2017, and from Doral College with her Associate's degree that same year, she immediately began working with Doral College as the Registrar.  While at her time at Doral College, she dedicated part of her work to motivate students...
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Rocio Diaz

Director of Community Relations learn more
Fiorella Liddy is an accomplished educator and leader with a passion for improving education opportunities for students across the United States. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Florida International University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Her career in education began in 2003 when she was hired as a...
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Fiorella Liddy

National School Support Liaison learn more

School Leadership (Coalition of Principals)

School School Principal Address
SLAM Miami Middle School
SLAM Miami High School
Rey Breto 604 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33135
SLAM Middle School North Campus
SLAM High School North Campus
Eddie Gorriz 16551 NE 16th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
SLAM Middle School Palm Beach
SLAM High School Palm Beach
Clint Duvo 2845 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406
SLAM Middle & High School Boca Caridad Rodriguez 22500 Hammock Street, Boca Raton, FL 33428
SLAM Middle & High School Tampa
SLAM Elementary School Tampa
Stephanie Roberts 7116 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33625
SLAM Academy at Apollo Beach Meredith Williamson 5150 N US Hwy. 41, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
SLAM Middle School at Osceola Arnise Lewis 611 Line Drive. Kissimmee, FL 34744
SLAM Academy of Nevada Dan Triana 1095 Fielders St., Henderson, NV 89015
SLAM Academy of Atlanta Shaurie Walker 3183 Greenbriar Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
SLAM Arizona Shannon Beem 1938 E. Apache Blvd. Tempe, AZ 85281

School principals are hired by each local board under guidance from the SLAM Foundation. Each principal is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day administration of their school within the scope of the board’s operating policy and in compliance with all district, state, and federal guidelines. Principals make all school-based decisions, establishing and implementing procedures for the day-to-day operations of the school including procedures for curriculum and instruction, classroom management, discipline, faculty and staff evaluation, data analysis, testing, support services, parental communication, professional development, discipline, community outreach, oversight of facilities and internal financial controls, etc. The principals report to the local board on the school’s operations and finances as well as to the SLAM Foundation board.

Each school principal forms part of the Coalition of Principals. This professional learning community meets monthly to share best practices, progress monitor data, design professional development activities, and cohesively align curriculum and instruction among all school sites. The corporation also organizes leadership gatherings, conferences and coalition meetings for school leaders and board members to come together to discuss their needs and share ideas and strategize how to address those needs and share best practices that have already proven successful.

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