Welcome from Principal Dodge

It is an honor to be the principal of St. Ambrose Catholic School! My sixteen years of experience in both the Archdiocese of Miami as well as the public schools, combined with my degrees and specialties, serve me well in this challenging position of leading our school into the 21st century. As I embarked upon my mission as principal in 2013-2014, I had a number of goals set: employ certified, Catholic educators;  improve the technology from its foundation; and provide a safe and secure school for our students. Each of these goals has been achieved, new goals were set, and each new goal has been surpassed. From an improved and live-monitored security camera system, to 1:1 Chromebook devices in our middle school, 3 iPad carts, and a SMART Board in every classroom, to a professional and caring faculty and staff, Saint Ambrose School has grown exponentially. The growth does not stop. Each year, new goals are set and new projects commence, and our faculty is constantly seeking to develop and hone their skills for their students. I believe that education is a lifelong process and we embody this vision as a community. The cornerstone of our community of learners is our Catholic identity. Catholic education centers on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in the formal educational settings that promote the necessary skills, knowledge, and values to become productive and successful members of society.  St Ambrose School recognizes that each child is created by God and every child's possess special gifts and needs which must be addressed in their learning process. As a product of Catholic school myself, and the parent to two wonderful children who are also Catholic school graduates, the significance of the gift of a Catholic education is paramount to Saint Ambrose School. I look forward to meeting our prospective families as they seek our community to be there community. Welcome to the Saint Ambrose family!