• Meet the New 2018-2019 Administrative Team!

    Wonderful Riley Family,

    Words cannot express how blessed and humbled I am to be joining the team of educational professionals, scholars, and families of John G. Riley Elementary! Actually, I am beyond excited…I am ELATED!

    I am a native of Miami, Florida and a product of the Miami-Dade County Public School System. I received a Bachelors and Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Florida A&M University and this fall will mark my 21st year as a Florida Educator and 5th year as a school principal. I spent 13.5 years as a classroom teacher in Broward and Leon Counties and 3 years as an Assistant Principal at Woodville Elementary. In July 2014, I was named Principal of Woodville Elementary which had the distinction of being an 'A' rated school during the 2015-2016 school year.  When I am not advocating for the scholars at John G. Riley Elementary, I am a wife and mother of two sons; Kendall, a senior at University of Central Florida, and Kyle who will be begin his freshman year at Rickards High School. On the weekends you can find me enthusiastically cheering on the Rattlers in Section G, volunteering within the community, reading, and crafting.

    I believe school is a place to not only teach Reading, Writing, and Math but also serves as a training ground for life. School is a place where educators and families work together to teach life skills and coping skills, inspire children to dream, advocate for children, and work as a community to raise scholars and productive citizens! My primary goal as Principal of John G. Riley is to ensure that every child makes academic growth as readers, in math, and as critical thinkers! I'm not looking for perfection, but I am BIG on making PROGRESS! My goal each day is to ensure our teachers and students are equipped with all the tools and support they need to be successful and to make every child, teacher/staff member, parent, and visitor feel valued from the moment they step onto our campus until they leave!

    Riley family, please know and understand, I am excited to begin the journey to serve, support, and continue to lead the path of excellence that has been paved long before my arrival! John G. Riley Elementary is an awesome school and working together we will accomplish even more!

    For the advancement of our children,

    Taita Scott

    Pround Principal