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Meet the Administration

“Challenging Our Young Leaders’ Hearts & Minds” 

Principal’s Message

Welcome to North Dade Center for Modern Language (CML)!

Whether a new or continuing student, you are an essential asset to the CML community.

It is a privilege to be your CML principal and focus my leadership on maintaining a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment maximizing each student’s unique talent and potential. I believe every student can obtain a robust academic foundation and pursue scholarly excellence.

CML offers its students a world-class education. It is a researched-based program of study, inclusive of advanced literacy, math, and science standards that is stringent on foreign language studies and second language acquisition. Students are challenged and transformed not just by a purposeful curriculum but also by the campus’s strong civic and community spirit.

A student-centered program of study purposedly designed to implement critical thinking, problem-solving, student collaboration, and compassion, maximizes and leverages student diversity cementing the goal of a culturally competent education.

Everyone benefits when we work together to create an inclusive and engaging environment; therefore, parents’ active participation is strongly encouraged as your child’s learning journey embarks from the remarkable CML experience.

I ask that you take time to explore and embrace the abundant opportunities presented to both students and families here at CML, a legendary unique school,  rich with the proven history of high academic achievement and performance.

Best wishes for an exciting school year and GO PANTHERS!

Assistant Principal’s Message

Welcome to North Dade Center for Modern Languages (CML)

Here at CML we provide students the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in a secondary language and to become proficient in both reading and writing. CML has been a high performing school for over 20+ years. Our students out performance many of their peers all over the district. We promote an inclusive learning environment teaching our students the importance of being an impact in their community. The CML community has a wonderful family feel, where both teachers and staff are always willing to lend a helping hand.

My role as the assistant principal is to support the teachers, staff, students, and parents in navigating the academic curriculum requirements and aiding in a variety of areas to ensure that our students have the best opportunity to reach their academic goals.

The true success of CML is the collaboration between school staff and the parents. Parental Involvement is a key component in creating an environment that will foster academic and social success for our students.

As you embark on this journey with us, please take the time to learn about the many programs we offer here at CML.

And remember Once a PANTHER always a PANTHER!!!

Have a wonderful school year!!!

Edric M. Valdes

Assistant Principal

Our Vision

The vision of the North Dade Center for Modern Languages (CML) is to develop an academically enriched environment, preparing our students to become contributing citizens and global thinkers in a multicultural, multilingual society.

Our Mission

The school's mission is to prepare all students for the challenges ahead by providing an academically enriched environment. We encourage creativity and promote analytical and reflective thinking. It is hoped that our students will acquire multicultural experiences and mutual respect on the road to becoming multilingual and multi-literate citizens in an increasingly internationalized workforce.

Learning Philosophy

“Good academic institutions will ensure a learning environment where all stakeholders work together to achieve a common purpose through high quality innovative instructional curriculm that promotes choice, equity, diversity, and academic excellence for all students.”

Core Values

We pursue the highest standards in academic achievement and organizational performance.


We build positive relationships through honesty, respect and compassion, which enhance the self-esteem, safety, and well-being of our students, families and staff.


We foster an environment that serves all students and aspires to eliminate the achievement gap.


We honor the diversity of our community by working as a team to ensure the educational success of all of our students and recognize that our obligations go beyond our professional responsibilities to promote democratic principles.

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