When Guillermo Muñoz became principal at Homestead Senior High, he found a school with low morale.
He promised to host more activities, lined the hallways with photos of high-achieving students and made rival cliques read to local elementary school kids together.
Two years later, Muñoz has been named Miami-Dade County Public School’s Principal of the Year for his work.
“It should be a recognition for all of us,” Muñoz said. “I’m extremely, extremely proud of the faculty, the students, the parents and the Homestead community overall.”
Surrounded by family and teachers, Muñoz was recognized Thursday in a ceremony at Jungle Island. He dedicated the award to his father, who died three years ago on April 9. Also on Thursday, Nicole Berge-MacInnes of Coral Reef Senior High School was named Assistant Principal of the Year.
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