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Meet the Teacher Garske

Welcome to Southwood Elementary School.  As principal, I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with a strong sense of community and kindness; linked to the positive academic achievement of the Southwood students. 

All staff at Southwood work collaboratively to ensure the longstanding legacy of success continues through building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We focus on character education initiatives, use data to drive instruction, and provide consistent, rigorous implementation of the curriculum, providing interventions or enrichments to all, so that we continue to increase student achievement. 

Our PTA works tirelessly to ensure there are opportunities for families to engage with each other and the community around us, and your support is a benefit to our students and staff. A huge thank you goes out to both the PTA and all of you who have joined PTA or are active participants in our many events throughout the year to engage with one another. This sentiment is also extended to our Partners in Education, who provide invaluable support to our school. 

Parents, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a role in helping ensure the Southwood students have a promising and successful future. Together, we can lead them to success. Please check our website, calendar, and social media periodically for updates regarding school-wide events. At Southwood, we know that communication and transparency amongst stakeholders are the keys to success!

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you as we enter a brand new school year filled with endless possibilities! Please feel free to contact me by email at [email protected] or by calling our school office at 407-858-2230. I welcome any questions or ideas you would like to share and hope to see you around campus at our events or as an Additions volunteer. 

With kindness,

Mrs. Allison Garske