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Eagle Family,

I am so excited to see all the students back to school and I am looking forward to a great school year at Independence Middle School.  I wanted to share some information about me since I am one of the new faces on campus.

I have over 28 years of experience in education and I am an experienced Middle School Principal.  I have been a school leader in both urban and affluent schools. I understand the challenges of leading a high-performing middle school and have a proven record of success as a principal. Throughout my career, I have supported the expansion of higher level courses, including Industrial Certification courses and High School level courses, as a Middle School Principal.

Recently, I was granted my request to return to a school by the Superintendent and led a local High School during a difficult time.  This opportunity affirmed my desire to remain a principal at a secondary school and assist with preparing students for their future. Independence Middle School is the place where I wish to end my educational career.

Some Career accomplishments include: --> Principal Supervisor of eleven middle schools, including five Title I schools that serve over 11,000 students within the School District of Palm Beach County. 
-->During my tenure as the Assistant Superintendent of Professional Growth, the district launched a conference style Teacher Fest and Principal Leadership Academy. -->I helped transform leadership development  by creating a partnership with FAU (EXEQ program). -->Previously, I was Principal of East River High School for four years in Orange County, Florida. Where I led the transformation of that school to earn an “A-Rating” during the 2012-13 school year. This school had been a D-Rated school prior to his arrival.  

-->I was a top 3 finalist for the State of Florida’s Principal of the Year in 2014.     

-->I was recognized by Orange County Media Specialists as the Distinguished Administrator of the Year for 2010 when I was Principal at Maitland Middle School in Orange County. 
As an Assistant Principal, I spent 2 years at Jones High School in Orlando, Florida and helped remove the school from the state’s “F” list.   

-->I was recognized as Teacher of the Year at Gotha Middle School in 2000 and received the Outstanding Teacher Award by Rollins College in 2003.      

-->In addition, I served in the US Air Force and was a member of the Best Security Police Group recognized by the US Air Force in 1988.

This is a great school with wonderful students, parents, teachers, and staff.  I am excited to lead this wonderful school and “Prepare our Eagles to SOAR into the future".

‚ÄčEric E. Lundman


Independence Middle School


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