Plato Academy Palm Harbor

Carri Aranzabal
Principal of Plato Academy
Palm Harbor
Message from the Principal
Plato Academy Palm Harbor Families:

It is a great honor to be a leader at the school that I helped to open eight years ago. I started as a second-grade teacher with Mr. Donnelly teaching third grade at the Palm Harbor campus. Our small staff came together to lay the foundation for an amazing school. I moved into the assistant principal position at Palm Harbor and learned my leadership skills under the direction of Mr. Donnelly. After one year, I was moved to Pinellas Park to open a new campus as the principal. I was there for three years and was asked to move back home to Palm Harbor where my youngest daughter has been a student since kindergarten.

At Plato Academy, our mission is to assist students in achieving their full potential by nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging and enthusiastic environment fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort between the school, students, parents, and community. It is imperative that we work together as a family to ensure that EVERY student reaches their full potential. It is my goal to do all that I can as a leader to make this happen. Every child is important and I want each of them to strive to be the best they can be.

I am looking forward to being back home with the teachers and students that I have known and loved for years, and to meet the new families and friends that have joined our school family. I pledge to do all that I can to continue to make Plato Academy Palm Harbor an amazing school where the students excel. Thank you for this opportunity!

“The Greece trip was the most amazing experience in my life. Everything I learned leading up to the trip was useful while I was there.” - Plato Academy Palm Harbor Student

“I value being part of a team of capable, passionate educators like myself. My colleagues are highly qualified. We collaborate with one another and help raise each other’s performance to the next level. We don’t think about tenure or how many years until retirement. We share one goal: Improve student performance.” - Plato Academy Palm Harbor Teacher

Campus Information

PALM HARBOR CAMPUS 1601 Curlew Road Palm Harbor, FL 34683 Phone: 7272286850 Fax: 7272286851 Email: PrincipalPalmHarbor@platoacademy.net
Charter School Representative

The governing board of directors has appointed Lisa Herbst as its representative for the Plato Academy Palm Harbor Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mrs. Herbst can be reached at lisah@superiorschools.com.

Plato Academy Palm Harbor

1601 Curlew Rd, Palm Harbor,
FL 34683
(727) 228-6850