Sparks Elementary School

Vince Dawes

Mr. Vince Dawes
Assistant Principal

My name is Vince Dawes and I am grateful to be the Proud Asst Principal at Sparks Elementary School. Prior to becoming the Asst Principal at Sparks, I spent the last fifteen years working in Broward County Public Schools District, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During my tenure in BCPS, I taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, served as Behavior Specialist, Assistant Principal, Intern Principal, and Principal of Pomanpo Beach Elementary.  Born and raised in Florida, I attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), where I received a BS in Agribusiness and an Elementary Education certification from Florida Atlantic University. After attending FAMU and FAU, I received a MBA and Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. I love working with all children and seeing them learn and grow to be lifelong learners and productive leaders. I believe in Excellence everyday, everywhere, for every child, in every classroom! I strive to create a school culture where every staff members believes that every child that walks on campus can and will learn. “NO EXCUSE”!  

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wife Cherrelle, my boys Jaden, Cameron, Asher (due Sept 10, 2016),  and friends. I also enjoy watching sports (Tampa Bay Bucs, Miami Dolphins, Florida State, Miami Heat, and Miami Marlins), playing golf, and spending time back in Florida. 

I look forward to building a relationship with the students, parents, staff, and the entire Sparks Elementary