Monroe County School District has named three new principals for the 2023-2024 school year.
Monroe County School District Superintendent Theresa Axford has named three new principals for the 2023-2024 school year. Trevor Tyler will take the helm of Sugarloaf School, Melissa Alsobrooks will lead Gerald Adams Elementary and Linda Diaz will be the principal of Stanley Switlik Elementary. All three have extensive experience with the district and are looking forward to their new positions.
Axford said, “Melissa Alsobrooks continues to amaze me with her great level of skill and understanding of the educational process. She will make an outstanding Principal at Gerald Adams School. Her love of students is what ignites the engine of her creativity and passion for education. I know that the teachers and staff at Gerald Adams Elementary School will enjoy her as a leader as she joins them in providing the best possible education there.”
Melissa Alsobrooks brings an extensive educational background to her role as principal of Gerald Adams Elementary. She is the current Director of Accountability and Assessment and will move into the new position upon the retirement of Dr. Fran Herrin. Alsobrooks began working with MCSD in 2007 as an Exceptional Student Education Job Coach, then moved into a science teaching position at Horace O’Bryant, where she quickly assumed leadership roles as a team leader, MTSS coordinator, and facilitator of the STEM program. She became the Science, Health, and Wellness Coordinator at the district level, where she led professional development, provided instructional leadership, and conducted data analysis for school improvement district-wide. Before serving in her current role, she spent time as the assistant principal of Key West High School. Alsobrooks has a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Michigan State University. Her Master's in Educational Administration and Leadership is from the University of Texas. Her ability to collaborate with others and belief that building relationships is key to a positive school culture and student success will help her make Dolphin Pride.
Alsobrooks is excited to join the Gerald Adams family. “I’m looking forward to building new relationships and working collaboratively with teachers, staff, and families next school year.”