Toby Bermudez is excited and grateful to be part of the internationally minded Meridian World School family for her second year. For for the 2018 – 2019 school year, she is serving in the capacity of assistant principal for grades 8 - 10, bridging middle and high school, and serving as co-sponsor for Model UN.
She earned her bachelors in education with an ESL endorsement from Florida International University, followed by her masters in Educational Leadership from Texas State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in K-12 Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
After substitute teaching K-12, she taught ESOL, reading, English, and science at the middle school level in Miami Dade County Public Schools for 2 years followed by teaching 4 years ESOL at Georgetown High School in Georgetown ISD. She served as a sponsor for clubs including Student Government and Peers Responsible in Drug Education as well as leading districtwide adult professional development. She has served as an assistant principal for a total of 12 years combined at Georgetown High School, McNeil High School, Stony Point High School (IB World School) in Round Rock ISD, and Meridian World School.
She has 5 children and 2 grandchildren, and is very involved and interested in all levels of education. Her educational philosophy is that every child can and should be successful. She believes, as educators and facilitators, it is our duty and responsibility to create a caring, nurturing, engaging environment that supports and challenges all learners. It is also our responsibility to spark that love of learning that is inside each child. Build a rapport with a child and let them know you genuinely care, each and everyday.