Greetings from your Administration
I am Dr. Carmen Harris, newly appointed principal of Kimbell Elementary School. I was so excited to learn about your rich history and the impact that you all have had in the community. I too share a passion for connecting and am glad to have found a new home in Kimbell.
I want to share a little bit about me. I am a native Floridian and have resided in Tampa for the past 7 years. I am married and the mother of 4 children, aged from 4 years to college-aged. I am a die-hard Florida State University Fan so do not be surprised if you hear me shout “Go Noles.”
As a leader, I believe students have a right to the best educational experiences. To achieve this, I believe an equitable, diverse and rich learning environment will help create the space for this to happen. I look at all children as my own and believe the rewards, sacrifices and consequences needed to produce a “Harris” kid, are the same that should and will be applied to all students in the learning environment. I commit to being visible and accessible, with ears and heart open to collaborate with all stakeholders to produce these outcomes.
Our families are an integral part of our journey. By partnering together, we can speak to our students’ experiences in and out of school and help our students make connections every day. Our teachers have an opportunity to serve our students and families through daily preparation and demonstration, in order to meet our students’ individual needs.
Our community members are charged with the “ask” of rallying and supporting our schools and families with ongoing cheers and support and possible resources. Together we can get this mission accomplished because we don’t teach subjects, our subject is our students.
My door is always open and I look forward to an amazing school year.
Dr.Carmen J. Harris
Dear Kimbell Family:
I am Erin Fiallo, the newly appointed Assistant Principal of Kimbell Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to be part of a school with such a rich tradition of education!
I am a Tampa native and have been dedicated to the field of education for more than thirteen years. My educational experiences range from paraprofessional, classroom teacher, instructional coach, district trainer, and Assistant Principal for the last six years. I have my masters from Saint Leo University and a specialist degree from USF.
I am a huge Buccaneers and Lightning fan!
In my spare time, you can find me cooking, cuddling with my pup- Bodie, at a theme park or traveling. I am excited to bring my skills as an educational leader to Kimbell Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to prepare students for lifelong success.
With my goal of continuing the tradition of excellence here at Kimbell Elementary School, I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to effectively communicate with parents and community members. I look forward to meeting with parents, students, community members and staff throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement and school culture. Working collaboratively as a team, I am committed to helping each child reach their full potential.
My passion has been and always will be educating students. With that in mind, you can expect that I will work diligently with teachers to make sure our students are exposed to curriculum and instruction that is both engaging and challenging.
In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Kimbell Elementary meet their goals and have a successful school year!