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Mr. Ashton Terry, Principal
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Principal's Message

Greetings Koa students, families, and stakeholders!

My name is Ashton Terry, Sr. and I am honored to introduce myself to you as your new Principal. I have been employed in the Osceola School District for 13 years, most recently as the Assistant Principal at Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts. It is very special to me to have the opportunity to remain in the Poinciana Community, as I understand the area and its unique characteristics and challenges.

I would like you all to know some aspects of me personally and professionally. I am happily married and the father of two young children, ages 3 and 5. Being a parent has led me to have a deeper connection with students I work with, as I pledge everyday to treat them with the same care and respect as my own. Since becoming a dad, I have also found it easier to relate to parents and the concerns that they have for their children, and work extremely hard to provide the attention and customer service they deserve.

My passion is and always will be elementary school. In my career prior to administration I taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, Physical Education, and was a K-5 Math & Science Coach. I use my elementary background in being a constant presence in classrooms to monitor and provide feedback to teachers and staff. I believe that all students are capable of learning and being successful with the proper engagement and supports. I also love working with young children as they have so much potential to grow as learners and citizens. Even as an adult, I recall my experiences as far back as Kindergarten, and understand that what happens at an early age in the school setting can influence a person for the remainder of his/her life.

My vision is to make Koa a school where everybody wants to be. I plan to offer a variety of activities during and after the school day where volunteers can help our staff provide unique extra-curricular opportunities to our Koalas. I welcome anyone who wants to be a part of that! If you are not yet an OASIS volunteer or need to renew your registration, please click the link below to sign up. Feel free to call, email, or stop by and see me and let me know how your talents and time could benefit our students.

https://www.osceolaschools.net/departments/o_a_s_i_s_school_volunteer_program

Thank you for reading my message. I am excited and humbled with the responsibility to be your new leader. For additional updates from Koa Elementary, please join us on Twitter and Facebook. Let's go Koalas!





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