Carmen J. Alfonso
My journey serving the Catholic school system and a faith-filled community began at Loyola School. My first position there was that of an elementary school teacher. After serving many years as an elementary school teacher, I was appointed to be the assistant principal at St. Agatha and then I transferred to St. Brendan elementary wherein I also filled the role of assistant principal. In 2004, I was appointed principal of St. Michael school. In St. Michael, I have found a loving home and a wonderful extended family. My philosophy as an educator is to have a candid relationship between the children, parents, and teachers and my door is always open to all who need my advice, guidance, or simply just a sympathetic ear.
I hold a bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas University in elementary education and Spanish and a master’s degree in educational leadership from St. Thomas University.
I believe a Catholic education instills in students many valuable attributes such as strong moral values, a love for Christ, a love of scripture, and teaches them the importance that the church should have in their lives. A Catholic education nurtures their minds and helps give them a compass to navigate life’s adversities. It is a valuable and integral part of creating future citizens that carry Jesus in their hearts.
May the Lord bless you always,
Carmen J. Alfonso
I have been at St. Michael Catholic Church & School for 19 years but have worked in Catholic schools for 34 years now. I started as a teacher and taught both elementary and middle school. Then I became a school counselor.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling. Both from St. Thomas University. I am also a registered mental health counselor intern in the state of Florida.
I have been a volunteer for the Florida Foster Care Review for 13 years now.
My passion is children. I love to see them learn and grow. I am also a fervent catholic and eternal student. I am always striving to learn new ways to help our students.
I believe that we all deserve to live a happy, peaceful, faithful life. I know that all our students have the potential to be successful at whatever they choose to be! I am here to help you get there!
I am available to assist you in whatever I can. I strongly believe in our mission statement. Love Christ and the catholic church, always continue to learn and serve no matter what age we are. We must also continue to grow in knowledge as well as spiritually, and it is so important to be encouraging so that we can impact others in a positive way. Every little bit counts. We can be the change! So, stay hopeful and strive to make a difference in the world through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With Him nothing is impossible.
Elementary & Pre School Teachers
The Future – At St. Michael School the future can be envisioned with thrilling anticipation. Much has been accomplished, true, but so much more lies ahead of us. New generations of students, faculties, and administrators will continue coming together to form the new St. Michael family year after year.
The Present – During the past 65 years St. Michael has grown and matured as an institution. The school staff is seriously dedicated to the total education of the students. All persons associated with St. Michael the Archangel, adults and children alike, are proud of being able to fulfill our Christian lives here, as they look into the future.
The Past - It all started in 1951 when the Most Reverend Thomas McDonough, Bishop of St. Augustine, blessed and laid the cornerstone Saturday morning, September 29th. The parish of St. Michael the Archangel, led by its pastor, Monsignor Romuald Philbin, made great efforts to establish the Parochial School and Convent. Since then, the pastors of St. Michael Church have supported the school in every possible way. Our current pastor, Father Francisco Gerardo Diaz was assigned here in 2012. The first group of Sisters; The Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary arrived in 1951 to live in the convent and teach in the school. In 1981, The Sisters of the Apostolate of the Sacred Heart were invited to live in the convent. The first secular principal, Mrs. Carmen J. Alfonso came to St. Michael in 2004 and continues to this date.
Our school is a school of faith and reason. Our Catholic faith teaches that each person is a unique individual gifted by God. Our task is to educate the children to the full extent of their abilities while focusing on developing both, academic excellence and a genuine Catholic identity. Jesus Christ a is the heart, soul and reason for our existence as a school.
All employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to the school principal Mrs. Carmen J. Alfonso, (305) 642-6732, email@example.com.
Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to the Superintendent. Dr. Kim Pryzbylski, (305) 762-1078, firstname.lastname@example.org
Non Discrimination Policy
The Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Miami restate their opening admission policy. No person, on the grounds of race, color or national origin is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in receiving service at any school operated by them. Nor do they hire or assign staff on the basis of the race, color or national origin of the individuals they are to serve.
Teachers and Staff Meeting
At St. Michael, Teachers, and Staff meet on a regular basis. They recently met to discuss curriculum, discipline and other topics related to the wellbeing of the students.