Arbor Ridge K-8

Arbor Ridge is committed to delivering an effective academic program that is responsive to student needs by providing a student centered learning environment. Our teachers produce independent learners and will foster the intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and physical development needs of all students. The teachers work well together building a curriculum that meets all of their students’ needs. Our students excel while trying to reach our high academic expectations at Arbor Ridge. We truly believe our school is extraordinary, as our Florida State Assessments scores and high rate of honor roll students prove our success. The school staff is confident that the school will continue to strengthen as we search for innovating ways to teach our students. Currently we are looking to bring different academies for our students to select based on their interest. Some academies we are looking to offer are: Performing Arts, Liberal Arts/Humanities, and STEM. Through these academies our students will learn more about their particular area of interest from individuals currently working in those fields.

Our Administration:

Principal

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Mrs. Vanessa DeMars

Mrs. DeMars has worked with Orange County Public School for over a decade, and within her time, she has proven to be a servant and dedicated leader especially within the Arbor Ridge Community. Her passion for leading students to success is evident in her day-to-day operations. She is committed to ensuring the students are prepared for real-world experiences and become lifelong learners who grow up to be contributing members of society.


Assistant Principal of Elementary

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Mr. Kevin Duncan

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Mr. Duncan is a veteran of the Marine Corps as well as a career changer into Education. He got his start teaching Social Studies in Seminole County before becoming an Assistant Principal, gaining experience in Administration at the High School, Middle School, and Elementary levels.


 

Assistant Principal of Middle School

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Mrs. Alejandra “Ali” Brinzo

Mrs. Brinzo is originally from the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York, but has spent most of her life in Orlando. She received her B.A from the University of Central Florida, and her M.Ed from the Pennsylvania State University. Mrs. Brinzo has been in education for fourteen years and her background is in secondary education, specifically US Civics. She is an active member of the Penn State Alumni Association, Central Florida Chapter and volunteers in the children’s ministry at her church. Mrs. Brinzo strives to be a servant-leader who focuses on the well-being and growth of students and teachers.

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