Our Principal

Lisette Reina-Naranjo

With nearly four decades of experience in the field of education, I am honored to serve as the principal of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School. My academic journey includes both a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, specializing in learning disabilities, and a Master of Science in Diagnostic Teaching from Florida International University. Additionally, I have completed 36 credit hours in Deaf education, and earned certifications in learning disabilities, ESL, Pre-K-3rd, and an endorsement in reading. 

St. Michael's has been a cornerstone of my life for over 50 years. As an alumna of the class of 1980, my connection to this community runs deep. My children followed in my footsteps, graduating from the 8th grade class of 2010. During their time here, I actively contributed to the school community as vice president and treasurer of the Home and School Association. My late husband and I also dedicated over 15 years to leading Boy Scout Pack and Troop 92 at St. Michael's, and I taught CCD classes for the parish. With a history spanning 73 years, St. Michael's has had only nine principals, and I am proud to be the first alumna to hold this position.

I am a passionate advocate for Catholic education, which I believe provides a solid foundation in the Catholic faith, instills strong moral values, and fosters a sense of community and acceptance that is unique to our Catholic schools. My goal is to ensure that our students leave St. Michael's prepared for high school and equipped with the knowledge that through hard work and dedication, they can achieve anything they set their minds to. I encourage them to face challenges with the understanding that with God, faith, and prayer, they have the strength to overcome any obstacles. I feel a profound sense of fulfillment having come full circle from student to parent, teacher, and now principal. I trust in God's plan for me and for St. Michael's, and I am committed to fostering the continued growth and success of our school as a beacon of education and faith in our community.