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Dr. Melanie Castelle, Principal
Dr. Melanie Castelle, Principal
At Coralwood, the social-emotional development of our students and creating intentional awareness are critical in order for our students to be ready to learn.  If the heart is not ready, the mind won't be ready.  At Coralwood School, we have a culture of Coralwood Caring.
 Focusing on Lerner's 6 C's builds a strong social-emotional foundation for our students.
 Lerner’s 6 C’s

Competence: The ability to act e­ffectively in school, in social situations, and at work

Confidence: A sense of self-worth and mastery; having a belief in one’s capacity to succeed

Character: Taking responsibility; a sense of independence and individuality; connection to principles and values

Connection: A feeling of safety, structure, and belonging; positive bonds with people and social institutions

Contribution: Active participation and leadership in a variety of settings; making a di­fference

Caring: Sympathy and empathy for others; commitment to social justice

Competence feeds confidence, which becomes character, which makes it easier to make connections with others, and through those connections I can contribute.

Richard M. Lerner

April Kaigler-Neely, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kaigler-Neely serves as Assistant Principal at Coralwood School. She holds a BS & MSW from Florida State University, an MA in Special Education from Cambridge College and an EdS in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. Kaigler-Neely previously worked as a behavioral specialist/social worker in Miami, Florida and began her teaching career as a DeKalb County School District special education teacher in 2001. Her goal is to provide excellent educational opportunities, promote academic success and to collaboratively work with teachers and parents to ensure that our students are the best they can be!

Leisa Berry, LTSE
Lead Teacher for Special Education
Dr, Melanie Castelle,

April Kaigler-Neely,
Assistant Principal

Leisa Berry
Lead Teacher for Special Education

Arelys Lopez,
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