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Tiffany Zepeda Announced as New Assistant Principal at Key Largo School

Tiffany Zepeda will serve as an assistant principal at Key Largo School for the 2023-2024 school year.  Zepeda, who has taught at KLS since 2009, will take the place vacated by Debra Ward’s move to Coral Shores High School. 

“Tiffany Zepeda’s successful  experience in leadership roles at Key Largo School strongly suggest that she will make an outstanding Assistant Principal,” stated Axford.  “I am delighted that Principal Darren Pais selected her to join the administrative team.”

Zepeda is a Key Largo native who attended Key Largo School as a child.  She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in psychology and followed with a master's degree in education from the University of Florida.  She earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from American College of Education in 2022. 

In 2009, she re-joined the Key Largo School family as an educator to teach in both elementary and middle school.  During her career, Zepeda has taken on many leadership roles. In 2015, she took on the position as the middle school AVID site coordinator.  In that capacity, she helped to support the school achieve the AVID National Demonstration School status and has since become an AVID staff developer.  Zepeda has supported and facilitated professional development both at Key Largo School and throughout the Monroe County School District. She was named District Inclusion Teacher of the Year in 2014, KLS Teacher of the Year in 2018, and was named “Best Educator in the Upper Keys” by Upper Keys Weekly in 2022.  She has also been the head volleyball coach at KLS for the past 12 years. 

In the community, she is the chairperson for the T.I.P.S. Teen Intervention Prevention Services Nonprofit Organization, which provides scholarships and financial support for athletics and summer camp opportunities for children in the Upper Keys. She has also enjoyed her involvement as a girl scout leader for her daughter’s girl scout troop since 2020. 

Zepeda is thrilled to step into the new role as the assistant principal at Key Largo School.

“I look forward to supporting our students, teachers, and families on a larger scale,” said Zepeda.   “I have an abundance of pride in the home of the Tornados, and I am excited to share that in everything we do as we strive for continuous growth and success.”