Larissa McCoy Mitti
Larissa McCoy has served as principal of Leto High School in Hillsborough County, Florida, since 2017. She previously served the district as an assistant principal for student affairs and assistant principal for curriculum. In 2013, she was named the State of Florida Reading Leader of the Year. She assisted in the pioneering of Instructional Leadership Teams for Hillsborough County Schools. McCoy’s Instructional Leadership Teams work gained national attention when Learning Forward selected Braulio Alonso High School’s Instructional Leadership Teams as the 2015 Shirley Hord Learning Team of the Year. McCoy is a graduate of the Learning Forward Academy and the U.S. Department of Education Teach to Lead program.
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