Antonio Cejas Principal Mr. Cejas enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence within the South Florida educational community. His twenty five years of academic success are a result of collegial partnerships between school communities, faculty, staff and parents, who provide a diversity of experiences for the students, under Mr. Cejas’ leadership. During his tenure in the private Catholic sector, Mr. Cejas implemented and supervised many innovative educational programs, including the creation of an inclusive special education program that serviced the needs of hundreds of students. In addition, Principal Cejas was a leader in transforming low performing schools to meet the needs of the twenty 21st learners through technology and the developmental strategies for creating a positive school climate and culture. As an elementary school teacher in Miami, Florida, Principal Cejas was nominated and selected as Teacher of the Year in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001. As a middle school assistant principal, he led the transformation of two low-performing inner city Catholic schools, into award winning high performance schools. Both schools were recognized as vibrant and efficient, with local acclaims of academic success. Prior to accepting the role of principal at Academir, Cejas maintained a position as a recognized bilingual educational speaker and consultant. Principal Cejas is a well-known speaker for transforming the attitudes of at-risk schools in many schools districts across the United States and countries in Central America and the Caribbean. As versatile speaker, he regularly conducts conference keynote addresses, professional development workshops, parental engagement seminars and workshops in transformational Leadership. In addition, Mr. Cejas is an adjunct professor at several colleges in South Florida that include: The School of Education, at Miami Dade College and “Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez” and San Ignacio de Loyola University, Lima, Peru. Principal Cejas is married to his wife Dr. Maria A Rodriguez-Cejas, and is the father of their two children, Antonio Gabriel and Andrea de la Concepcion. He earned his B.S. degree in Elementary Education from St. Thomas University and his M.A. degree in Educational Leadership and School Administration from St. Thomas University, School of Education. Currently, Mr. Cejas is seeking a Doctorate Degree in Educational leadership from Marymount University, Arlington Virginia.