Updates from the Principal
Message from our new Assistant Principal
My name is Tom Sobczak, and I am thrilled to be entering my fourth year at Plato Academy. It is my distinct honor to join the Plato Academy Tampa team as the new Assistant Principal.
First and foremost, I am a father to a beautiful little girl, and a husband to a wonderful wife. Secondly, I am also a life-long learner, now starting my tenth year in education, serving schools in many roles, from a teacher in high school, middle school, and upper elementary, to an administrator for two years at another charter school. Finally, I am proud to say that I earned my B.A. in History from the University of South Florida and my M.Ed in Secondary Administration from Concordia University. Both of these degrees, in conjunction with my previous time in education, have prepared me for the wonderful journey that lies ahead.
With that said, it is my privilege to be joining such a fantastic community in Plato Academy Tampa. I firmly believe that the path to excellence arises through successful partnerships between parents, teachers, and students. I avidly look forward to building relationships with all our families, their students, and our staff, to create the most effective and efficient learning environment possible. I expect all our students to be high achieving and to consistently give their best effort, no matter the outcome. Even the greatest mountain can be beaten by the consistency of a river. You have my promise that I will work hard to serve our students, our staff, and our community each and every day.
All the Best
June 29, 2020
of Plato Academy Tampa
Welcome to Plato Academy Tampa,
We are fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and an “A” rated school, Plato Academy Tampa is among the best schools in Tampa. We are a tuition-free public charter school and we pride ourselves on truly getting to know each student. We are able to focus on the whole child and have a strong emphasis on character education.
I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school of academic excellence. I am a founding teacher of Plato Academy Tampa and am passionate about the success and wellbeing of our students, teachers, and community. I have been dedicated to the field of education for over 14 years, during my tenure, I have worked with many different students ranging from vpk through 12th grade. I believe in the safety of our students and staff as the number one priority, educating the whole child, and excellence.
Prepare for a year of growth, success, and excellence as we continue to provide academic and relevant real-world connections for your students. We are excited to be here and excited about the special things happening at our school. I am eager to lead Plato Academy Tampa as we excel during the 2020-2021 school year and work with all families to ensure the success of all children.
Arete (Excellence and Virtue)
The mission of Plato Academy Charter Schools is to assist students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging, and enthusiastic environment, providing a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by a study of the Greek language and culture, and fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort among the school, students, parents, and community: our family.
The vision of the Plato Academy Charter Schools is to progress as a family in which all are teachers and learners and are empowered and encouraged to exceed expectations, resulting in successful graduates ready to advance into their next stage of life, equipped with a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by the study of the Greek language and culture, and excited about continuing to achieve their full potential.
Plato Academy Schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and schools as managed by AdvancED. SACS provides nationally recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.