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Tamara McCray-Assistant Principal

Hello Manatee Family!

My name is Tamara McCray and I am the new Assistant Principal at Triangle Elementary. I am beyond ecstatic to join such a diverse school community. As your Assistant Principal, I aspire to maintain a positive school culture while continuing to improve student achievement and parental involvement. I am confident that my educational experiences have equipped me with the qualifications and skill-set needed to continue the work that has been established in cultivating Manatees who will “Believe, Achieve, and Succeed”. I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful children. My faith and my love for my family motivates me to be the best educator that I can be.

I have a degree in Elementary Education from University of Central Florida, GO KNIGHTS! As well as, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. I have 11 years of teaching experience as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher, Math Instructional Coach, Curriculum Resource Teacher (CRT), and most recently as a Positive Alternative to School Suspension (PASS) teacher. I truly believe that every child can learn and as an educational leader it is my responsibility to help students identify how they learn best and to help create a safe learning environment where they will realize their full potential while uncovering their hidden superpower.

I look forward to working with you, along with the amazing faculty and all community stake-holders. Manatees are known to be SMART, FRIENDLY, and are considered to be GENTLE GIANTS. I believe that there are no obstacles that we won’t be able to overcome as long as we continue to work together as One Team, following One Dream!

Fun Facts: Mrs. McCray

  • Nationality: Jamaican
  • Favorite quote: Be the Change that you wish to see in the world. “Mahatma Gandhi”
  • Favorite subject: Math
  • Hobbies: Baking and cooking authentic Jamaican dishes
  • Favorite meal: Curried chicken and Rice and Peas
  • Favorite movie: I don’t really have ONE favorite. I enjoy movies based on true stories about inspirational people.
  • Favorite author (s): Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes
  • Favorite sports team: L.A. Lakers
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas