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Dr. Sheree Cagle
Dr. Cagle has 36 years of experience as an educator in which she brings rich experience in turnaround leadership to Charles E. Bennett. She started her career as a classroom teacher and taught in Title I schools for ten years. After teaching, she served as a Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and the Director of Comprehensive Planning, School Improvement, Grants Management and School Choice in Escambia County. Escambia recognized her work with struggling schools and placed her at Hallmark Elementary School as the Principal in 2005. Hallmark was identified as a turnaround school and obtained a school grade of an “F” prior to placing Dr. Cagle as the instructional leader. Under Dr. Cagle’s leadership, student achievement increased annually and obtained a school grade of an “A”. The School Board made the decision in 2009 to close Hallmark, Spencer Bibbs, and Yniestra Elementary School and open a new state of the art school. Dr. Cagle was charged with assisting with the design and selection of materials for the newly formed Global Learning Academy. When the Principal of Yniestra decided to retire, Dr. Cagle asked if she could be the Principal of both schools so she could get to know the students, parents, and teachers before moving to Global Learning Academy. Her request was granted. Global Learning Academy opened in 2011. The school received a “D” the first year of operation and immediately progressed to a “C” before Dr. Cagle left to serve as the Elementary Region Superintendent in Duval County Public Schools in 2014. While there, Dr. Cagle worked with Principals to increase student achievement and improve school grades.
Dr. Cagle’s passion for helping students and teachers succeed is contagious. During her first year at Charles E. Bennett, she introduced a “No Excuses… Success is the Only Option” mindset to all students, teachers, and staff. Students look forward to daily video morning announcements where Dr. Cagle encourages the school community, reminds them of high expectations, and celebrates student achievement. Dr. Cagle has developed a dynamic team of Instructional Coaches to collaborate with teachers in data analysis, purposeful planning, and dynamic classroom lessons. Through collaboration with local businesses, community organizations, and faith based partners; a food pantry, clothes closet, and mentoring program were all started to help meet the needs of students and families. Students are rewarded with Cagle’s Cash for attendance, behavior, and academic progress. Ask any Charles E. Bennett student and they will tell you, "If you think you can, you will!"