1st Alumni Reunion – June 29, 2013

TP Alumni Reunion

It was an evening to remember! The 1st Tangelo Park Alumni Reunion was a huge success! Thank you to all of the alumni who joined us at this special occasion.  

It was so wonderful to see everyone reconnect with one another and hear all of the amazing success stories.  There was a lot of pride in the room…

Great celebration! We look forward to more to come.

Warm welcome to our Cornell students!

Students from Cornell University visited us once again this past March as part of the their Alternative Spring Break.   This will be the sixth consecutive year that Cornell students have been coming back to Orlando to spend their spring break volunteering in the Tangelo Park Community.  This year was even more special as three returning students made the trip back.  And this did not go unnoticed as some of the children remembered the familiar faces when they returned to the Tangelo Park Elementary School.   Tangelo students at Southwest Middle School and Dr. Phillips High School as well as the children at the Care Providers’ homes also enjoyed this visit.   With such a busy week filled with activities, time just flew by and it was just too hard to say good bye.  We all enjoyed this yearly visit though. See you next year!

Welcome to the Tangelo Park Community, Diondra!


We welcome Ms. Diondra Woodard as the new Principal of the Tangelo Park Elementary School.  Her journey from Lake Gem Elementary School to Tangelo Park Elementary School was like coming back home. She had began her education at the elementary school many years ago and the return to familiar grounds brought back many childhood memories.  

Diondra is proud to be part of the Tangelo Park Community again. She looks forward to working with everyone and continuing the great work that has taken place over the past several years.

Congratulations and much success!

The Tangelo Park Board wishes Tashanda Brown-Cannon much success as she continues her work at the Educational Leadership Center within the Orange County Public Schools system.

Tashanda has been an integral part of the Tangelo Park Program since her joining the Tangelo Park Elementary School as Principal in 2006.  Under her leadership, the Elementary School has been an “A”-rated Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test school for six of the past seven years.  

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to education. By making excellence the only option, you have made us and the community very proud!

Cornell Alternative Spring Break is Back!

Another group of Cornell visited with us again in March during their Spring Break! They had a wonderful time interacting with the children from the Tangelo Park Elementary School, and mentoring students at the Southwest Middle School and Dr. Phillips High School. They also participated in a parents/students event at the school, met with members of the board and helped to create new games for the children. It was a busy but rewarding week with plenty of memories to take back and reflect on. Thank you again to our Cornell friends!

Cornell Alternative Spring Break at Tangelo Park

For the 4th year now, students from Cornell University have come to Orlando to take part in an alternative spring break program in which they mentored elementary as well as middle school and high school students from the Tangelo Park neighborhood. They also participated in activities with preschool students at various Tangelo Park daycare facilities. Thank you to all the Cornell students! You will be missed!