Mrs. Tonya Rowan, Assistant Principal of Student Services
Ms. Rowan is a native of Jacksonville, Fl and attended local area schools. She has been a Florida educator for the last 22 years, serving in large, urban Title I schools. Prior to serving in K-12 education, she spent 10 years in higher education. Her strengths center around creating a positive school culture and establishing high standards for all. These concepts have allowed her to successfully move graduation rates above 95% for students in the Jacksonville community. Through a team concept that allows for personal connections, student accountability and community partnerships, she encourages her students to dream big by setting and achieving goals. She believes that all students have the ability to be excellent.
Outside of work, Ms. Rowan has been a life-long learner, earning degrees from Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Nova Southeastern University. She is currently completing her dissertation in the doctoral program at the University of North Florida.
Ms. Rowan is excited to serve at Fletcher Middle School.
Mrs. Mercedes Galvez, Assistant Principal of Curriculum
Mercedes Galvez is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, having attended DCPS schools throughout her K- 12 education, including graduating from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Ms. Galvez then attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. Ms. Galvez served as a teacher for several years at S.P. Livingston Elementary and had the pleasure of being named their 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. She then transitioned into a Math Coach position at the newly opened GRASP Academy, where she was an active part of the inaugural Leadership team. Ms. Galvez has spent the last four years at Lake Shore Middle School, as the Dean of Students. She is excited about joining the FMS team and looks forward to serving the students, families, and community at Fletcher Middle School!