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Principal- Cammie Neill
 
 
 
Dear Briar Vista Community,
 
Every day is a great day for Eagles to learn and lead!  I  look forward to working with stakeholders to continue a tradition of excellence in academic, creative, emotional, and social growth for our students. I am committed to supporting the Briar Vista Staff in providing a high quality, standards-based education that is focused on student learning and data driven results. It is an honor to be a member of the Briar Vista Community!

By capitalizing on our collective talents, Briar Vista will continue to flourish and we will fulfill our vision of success for all students.

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Assistant Principal- Ms. April McCarthy

Mrs. McCarthy is originally from Jacksonville, FL. She went to the University of Florida where she received a bachelor’s degree in special education, and a master’s degree in early childhood education. After teaching in Gainesville, FL for three years, Mrs. McCarthy moved to Atlanta with her husband, Shaun, who is a 5th grade teacher at Oak Grove, and daughter, Stella, now a 6th grader at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School. Since that 2005 move, Buster (a 2nd grade student at Oak Grove Elementary) and Elsie (a kindergarten student at Oak Grove) have joined the family. Also during that time, Mrs. McCarthy earned an educational specialist’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.

Directly before coming to Briar Vista, Mrs. McCarthy worked as a special education teacher at Coralwood School where she taught all grades in her 10 years there, and served as a mentor to new teachers and a supervisor to graduate students completing their student teaching. She also served on the School Council, the leadership team, and as grade level chair, science chair, and math chair for many years.

Mrs. McCarthy is very involved at her parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She serves on the Pastoral Council and is a Eucharistic Minister. For the past three years, Mrs. McCarthy has joined IHM’s Mustard Seed Communities outreach to serve children in Jamaica with disabilities who have been abandoned. IHM’s group works with Mustard Seed Communities one week each year to provide these children with a safe place to live where they can receive proper care and therapy. This charity is very close to her heart and she looks forward to returning each year.
 
Mrs. McCarthy enjoys traveling with her family back to sunny Florida, and tolerates yearly trips to the chilly north of her husband’s youth (Tupper Lake, NY). She also enjoys yoga, running, photography, the Fightin’ Gators, and reading on her Nook.
 
 
Counselors- Rachina Heron and Martha Dollar
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