Mrs. Griffin has served as Principal of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School since July 2017. She began her educational career as a business education teacher at Mulberry Middle School, where she worked until becoming an Assistant Principal. She has been the Assistant Principal of Lincoln Avenue Academy and Rochelle School of the Arts. Mrs. Griffin holds a Professional Educators Certificate in Educational Leadership, School Principal and Business Education. She received her Bachelors Degree from Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, and her Masters Degree from University of South Florida.
Mrs. Bermudez has served as the Assistant Principal of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School since August of 2019. She began her educational career as an 8th grade reading teacher in Miami-Dade County, where she worked until relocating to Polk County. There she became a Language Arts teacher at Crystal Lake Middle and then moved into a Reading Interventionist position before serving as the Assistant Principal II for three years. Mrs. Bermudez holds a Professional Educators Certificate in Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Secondary English Education, and Reading. She received her Bachelors Degree from Florida International University and Masters Degrees from NOVA Southeastern University and University of South Florida.