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Susie Bello has over 15 years of experience in education as a Teacher, Department
Head, Mathematics and Science Instructional Coach, Curriculum Specialist,
Assistant Principal, and Principal. Mrs. Bello began her educational career as an
elementary teacher and department head in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She
was then recruited to become a curriculum support specialist for the district
supporting 10 elementary schools and K-8 centers. She was paramount in
transforming low performing schools to meet the needs of twenty-first century
learners through use of technology and strategies for creating a positive culture. She
was part of Superintendent Carvalhoís team that succeeded with zero F schools in
the M-DCPS district. This experience led her into an administrative position with
AcadeMir Charter Schools, Inc.

Mrs. Bello served as the Assistant Principal and Mathematics and Science
Instructional Coach at AcadeMir Preparatory Academy (APA) and AcadeMir Charter
School Middle (ACSM). In her time there, ACSM became an A rated high performing
school and APA made huge gains and had academic success. She assisted both
schools with receiving SACS/COGNIA Accreditation.

More recently, Mrs. Bello opened AcadeMir Charter School of Math and Science, an
elementary school in Homestead, FL. She is now the proud principal of AcadeMir
Charter School West located in Miami, FL.

Mrs. Bello graduated Magna Cum Laude with a masterís degree in educational
leadership from Grand Canyon University and with the distinction of being placed on
the Deanís List. She received her bachelorís degree from Florida International
University.

Tracy Rodriguez has over 11 years of experience in education, and has been at
AcadeMir Charter School West since 2019. She has a bachelor's from Florida
International University and a
Master of Science in Educational Leadership from St. Thomas University. She
graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a member of Kappa Gamma Pi, the National
Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.

Mrs. Rodriguez began her educational career in Miami-Dade as a first-grade teacher.
She spent many years teaching third grade and fourth grade gifted and advanced
learners, as well as other exceptional students. Rodriguez has held the position of
Science Department Chair, Grade Level Department Chair, and Math Lead, which
allowed her to collaborate and support instruction across multiple grade levels. She
assisted with the development of multiple committees and fundraising programs.

In 2017, Mrs. Rodriguez was given the opportunity to further assist and influence the
lives of her students when she accepted the position as Dean of Students in a lower
socio-economic charter school. At that time, she acted as Title I Facilitator,
Professional Development Liaison, and Project Up-Start Liaison. Mrs. Rodriguez
recognized that there was a serious need to meet her students' basic needs,
especially of those in transitional housing, and established imperative partnerships
with clothing programs, tutoring resources, and food backpack programs to ensure
the health and safety of her students
beyond the classroom and schoolhouse.

In 2021, Mrs. Rodriguez became the Assistant Principal of AcadeMir Charter School
West, where she assisted with the addition of the Middle School and our Cognia
Reaccreditation. It is part of her mission to promote academic excellence and the
value of character education. Mrs. Rodriguez believes it is important to strive for
success for all learners by focusing on early intervention, without sacrificing rigor
and enrichment, while instilling a profound love for learning.

Mrs. Rodriguez is married and has two children. Both, her daughter and her son,
attend AcadeMir Charter School West and are proud to call themselves ACSW
Tigers. Mrs. Rodriguez and her family are looking forward to their future with ACSW,
as well as the esteem that comes from being a part of the AcadeMir Organization.


With over 16 years of experience, Ms. Valladares' educational experience began after
having earned an Associate degree in Elementary Education and an Associate in
Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami Dade College. She then
pursued a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and a Master Level in
Educational Leadership from Barry University. Ms. Valladares has been able to
acquire a well-rounded level of educational expertise by holding positions in a
number of different capacities, such as: elementary school teacher, grade level lead,
science coach, STEM liaison, test chair and ESOL coordinator. Altogether these
distinct roles and experiences have given her the opportunity to see the different
facets of running an efficient and effective school.

Ms. Valladares is a leader with a passion for building the capacity of both teachers
and students. She has served as an elementary teacher and science coach for
AcadeMir Charter School West since (put the year here). During her time, ACSW
remained an A rated school with high-ranking achievements in the areas of science
and STEM.

More recently, Ms. Valladares supported the school in achieving Cognia STEM
Certification in 2020 and Cognia reaccreditation in 2022. Ms. Valladares' commitment
to these reviews were the culmination of arduous effort and very thoughtful
multi-year processes that included students, teachers and community members
alike.



"Expect Excellence"
A Tuition-Free Public Charter School
Susie Bello, M.S. Ed.
Principal
Tracy Rodriguez
Assistant Principal

Ms. Valladares
Assistant Principal