By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor
(August 4, 2016) – Our K-8 community school is one of the finest in the Miami-Dade County Public School (MDCPS) system having received an “A” rating from the State of Florida every year since its inception.
After nine years of dedicated service to Sunny Isles Beach K-8 and 36 years within the MDCPS system our school’s founding principal, Dr. Annette Weissman, is retiring. Dr. Weissman has performed an incredible job of starting the school from scratch and quickly building a sterling reputation. Our school’s students, teachers, and support staff have received numerous awards and recognition on the regional and national levels all under Dr. Weissman’s leadership. She leaves behind quite a legacy which will need to be perpetuated by our next principal, teachers, and staff.
Since our community school is operated by the MDCPS system, they are the ones that are responsible for vetting and choosing Dr. Weissman’s replacement. MDCPS officials went through a very comprehensive search and interview process in filling this important position within our community. After much consideration, they decided upon Dr. Adam Kosnitzky, a highly experienced professional who has been working within the MDCPS system for 22 years. Dr. Kosnitzky has been in school administration for the past 10 of those years with his most recent post as principal at Norland Elementary School. He earned his PhD from Barry University in Leadership and Education with an emphasis in Special Education, his Master’s degree in Math Education from Florida International University and his Educational Specialist in Special Education degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kosnitzky has a long family history with our community dating back to 1973 when he and his family first moved to Florida and actually lived in the Dunes motel before settling in North Miami Beach. His late father, Harry, and mother, Audrey, have been residents of Winston Towers for over 30 years.
I know I speak for all our residents as we welcome Dr. Adam Kosnitzky as our new school principal and look forward to supporting him and all of the teachers, staff, and students at our community school.