Mission Statement

We the students, parents and staff of Sterling Park Elementary commit ourselves to the dream of excellence. We strive to provide opportunities for each child to develop as a responsible, resourceful, contributing member of society who faces life tasks of work, play and friendship with courage and commitment. 

Contact Us

Sterling Park Elementary School
905 Eagle Circle South
Casselberry, FL 32707

Main - 407-746-8250
Clinic - 407-746-8206
Attendance - 407-746-8253
Extended Day - 407-746-8268

Principal - Dumarie Rodriguez-Dillard

Assistant Principal - Debbie Jose

Guidance Counselor - Fallon Crosby

Ms. Baxter is SCPS Rookie Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Sterling Park’s own Victoria Baxter, Seminole County’s “Rookie” Teacher of the Year!

 If you visit Ms. Baxter’s classroom you will be enveloped with a sense of genuine appreciation for the teaching profession.  Her classroom is neat, organized and students feel welcome.  You will find students working in cooperative teams and engaging in meaningful conversations. During each visit to her classroom, one will note that Ms. Baxter has a clear and measurable learning goal prominently displayed.  She monitors her students understanding of the learning goal, and she focuses on mastery of this goal. 

 Ms. Baxter works primarily with students in kindergarten and fourth grade to remediate deficits in Reading and Math.  Since Ms. Baxter has joined our team, we have made gains in both areas from DE 1 to DE 3.  (Kindergarten Reading- 19 point gain, Fourth Grade Reading- 12 point gain, Kindergarten Math- 14 point gain, Fourth Grade Math- 4 point gain) 

 Even with her diverse group of students, Ms. Baxter has the expectation that all students can and will be successful.  In every situation she runs her classroom in a fair and consistent manner.  As a result, Ms. Baxter has earned the respect of her students and peers.  Her students thoroughly enjoy her cooperative and positive attitude. Ms. Baxter strives to be the type of teacher a student never forgets.   Students will work for her just a little bit longer and harder because they know she cares.

 Ms. Baxter is an active member of her church where she volunteers her time to a women’s bible study, a youth group and children’s ministry.  Ms. Baxter also has been a summer camp counselor and has participated in many 5K runs that raise funds for worthy causes.  Ms. Baxter has been a project volunteer with Habitat for Humanity as well as with the Wounded Warrior Project. 

 We are proud Ms. Baxter is a part of our Sterling Park family and Seminole County’s “Rookie” Teacher of the Year!!

Excercise Your Mind During the Summer

Parents: If students laze away the days of summer without using their minds, they can lose up to a month of learning — especially in reading and math. Stem the summer slide and keep your child engaged with these fun, brain-friendly activities.

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SCPS Feature Teacher

Sterling Park's Media Specialist, Margie Wells has been selected as the SCPS Feature Teacher. When Ms. Wells was asked to describe her role at Sterling Parks she had the following to say:

Hello, my name is Margie Wells and I am the Media Specialist at Sterling Park Elementary School. This is my 13th year at Sterling Park and I’ve worked for 20 years in Seminole County Public Schools. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Media (Grades K-12). I also earned my National Board Certification as a Media Specialist in 2007. 

My goal each day in the media center is to “help teachers teach” and to “help students learn”. 
The atmosphere in Sterling Park’s library is very different from the libraries I grew up in! In our library, talking is encouraged, discussion is applauded and technology is everywhere! 

A Book Bites Café event was organized during Celebrate Literacy Week. The media center was transformed into a “restaurant” and “different genres of books” were served to the students. All the students were engaged and eager to checkout and read books they might never have considered before the event.

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award program is a statewide motivational reading program that interests students and teachers in a new list of 15 books each year. At Sterling Park, lunch time book talk events are held weekly that motivate the students to read the different books. Guests are invited from the community like zookeepers from the Central Florida Zoo or School Board Members or staff members like the PE coach.

One of my responsibilities at Sterling Park is to produce the school’s daily morning news show with a talented bunch of 5th grade students. This past school year, the Eagle Eye News crew earned First Place in the Grades 3-5 News Show category from the Florida Association for Media in Education’s Media Festival. 

Click here for the Margie Wells feature Teacher Video