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.”
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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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