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What we understand...

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
                                                                             James Baldwin, "Talk to Teachers", 1963"

Get to Know Our Founder

Dr. Cassandre “San” Davis is the founder and principal of The LIGHT Academy of Florida (TLA). Fueled by her desire to contribute to the landscape of education, Dr. Davis created TLA to support the minds, qualities, and unique gifts of all students positively and continuously.  Dr. Cassandre Davis earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Florida A&M University in the field of Industrial Engineering. She continued her educational pursuits at Nova Southeastern University, earning a doctorate degree in Education. Her extensive research focused on the use of multiple intelligences to inform teacher practices. In her findings, Dr. Davis discovered teachers’ awareness of students’ multiple intelligences positively contributed to teachers’ instructional practices.  As such, Dr. Davis requires the use of multiple intelligences and other student characteristics to drive  the curriculum and instructional practices at TLA.   ​ Dr. Davis has extensive experience in K-12 education. In her roles as a national Equity consultant, teacher, mentor, author, adjunct professor, and colleague, Dr. Cassandre Davis has used her passion for learning to impact the lives of children and families throughout the United States. Her firm belief in the power of children and subsequent impact on the larger society has led her to continue her day-to-day work in educating the upcoming generations of scholars. The LIGHT Academy is the next and pinnacle venture in her desire to actualize her motto of “daily work for generational impact.”

"Doing Daily Work for Generational Impact."
Cassandre Davis, Ed.D.

Our Vision

The vision of LIGHT Academy of Florida is to help students become self-sufficient, compassionate, critical thinkers prepared to engage in and better the world around them.

Our Mission

The LIGHT Academy aims to provide students with necessary skills for successful life management, college readiness and workforce preparedness through a progressive education model by way of interdisciplinary curriculum, interaction and engagement with local and global communities, and intentional, holistic self-reflection and practice.

Our Mascot

We are the LIGHTS and Home of The Loved Ones. 

Our Creed

We believe Love Ignites Greatness and Higher Thinking. 

Our Motto

Doing daily work for generational impact.

Our Team

Our amazing, talented, and dedicated team work with one another and families to provide individualized support for the growth and development of all children in our care. 

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TLA Educators

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TLA Leadership

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School Pillars

Students Building Windmill

Conscious of Self

Looking Through Microscope

Career Bound

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Critical Thinkers

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College Ready


Conscious of  Others

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