Principal's Message

Welcome To Edgewater High School!

Monday may be a holiday, but I think it's important to reflect on where we are as a school and as a society as we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fulfilment of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" falls squarely on the shoulders of the institution of Education, namely public education. When I was an undergraduate, it was clear many of my classmates had aspirations to make as much money as possible, as fast as possible. Very few aspired to public service, as it was not where the money was. Sadly, it's still not where the money is. So, as a society, we aspire to fulfill Dr. King's vision for equality and equity, yet the primary institution responsible for providing avenues, pathways and opportunities for equality still suffers as a scapegoat for society's ills, not the reason why we are making progress. And sadly the compensation is not nearly enough to attract and to keep folks in the field. But, rather than be a political punchline, educators are making a difference in the lives of students. Many kids that never saw clarity in their future now see it coming into focus. And that's because our teachers are instilling the Dream in our students!

Don't get me wrong. Other institutions are also transformational in providing opportunities for our young people. But Dr. King's call to action is why I was drawn to public education; to help create opportunities for kids to be anything they want to be, rather than dwell in a cycle of hopelessness. I'm heartened by the number of Edgewater seniors that aspire to enter the world of public service after college graduation. I hope they never lose that sense of social responsibility.

You may never become "rich" working in the field of public education, but we are "enriched" by the amazing adults our kids end up becoming.

Enjoy the Dr. MLK, Jr. holiday!

It’s great to be an Edgewater Eagle!

Thanks for your continued support!

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Dr Mark ShanoffMark Shanoff, Ed.D , Principal 

Edgewater High School 

"The Pride of College Park and Orlando"  


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