Jose Enriquez, Jr.

Jose Enriquez always likes to refer to two sets of children that he is always looking out for on a daily basis.

The first set of his children reside at his home in Cooper City, including Charlie, Jose III, Alyssa, and Isabella. Together with his wife Jennifer, they are always working hard to provide the very best environment and top notch up bringing that is possible.

The second set of children that he constantly works with includes every student attending Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy. He is always referring to them as his own kids. Mr. Enriquez is a product of Miami Dade County Public Schools from K-12 and he earned his Social Studies and Educational Leadership degrees from Florida International University.

Born into education, Mr. Enriquez has actually followed directly in his parents footsteps. Jose Enriquez Sr. was actually the founding Principal at Jose Marti Middle School back in 1987 and his mother was an English teacher for 30 years at the High School level.

Mr. Enriquez spent seven years in the classroom teaching Social Studies to both Middle and Senior High School students. Prior to being named the Principal of Jose Marti Middle School in 2006 he spent ten years as an assistant principal at the middle school level. His priority has always been to make sure that the common belief by all staff in his school, centers around the concept that each and every individual student should be responsible for his or her own learning. In addition not only can all students learn but they all can certainly learn at high levels.

Recently his leadership has successfully transformed Jose Marti Middle School into a successful full STEM based magnet school that is now known as Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy.