Welcome to Our Newest Principal at Spring Hill ES 3-25-21

School News
March 25, 2021

FCPS announces the appointment of a new principal.

Maria Eck, who currently serves as principal at Justice High School, has been selected as the new principal of Spring Hill Elementary School, effective July 1. Eck has served as principal at elementary, middle, and high school levels within FCPS and has also been a principal in Florida. She has piloted curriculum in reading that has increased the achievement of special education students and English language learners. At Justice High, Eck created and implemented a rigorous program that led to an increase in course enrollment and an increase in International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidates by 40 percent. As a principal and assistant principal in middle and elementary schools, she has supported IB programs, Middle Years IB programs, and Advanced Academic Placement centers. She has strengthened afterschool programs and supports technology through training. Additionally, she secured funding for programs such as robotics, Lego League, and other science and math programs. Eck earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida International University, her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and is in the process of obtaining her doctorate from Virginia Tech.