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A Former Student becomes Principal of Hope Rural School
“We have come full circle.”

We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Miguel Gaspar, who will be the new Principal of Hope Rural School during the 2024-2025 school year. Hope Rural didn’t have to look far to find the most qualified person for the position. In fact, he was right within their backyard. Miguel not only graduated from Hope Rural School but has served on our Hope Rural School Board since 2008. The stars have always fallen upon Hope Rural and having a person of such caliber waiting in the wings is evidence of God’s providence in our midst.

Miguel Juan Gaspar

“I am grateful to the Hope Rural School Board for entrusting me as Principal of Hope Rural School for the 2024- 2025 school year. I am humbled and honored to continue the vision and mission of the school; having served Hope Rural as a board member since 2008 and a proud alumnus. I look forward to working with students, staff, faculty, parents, donors, and the community.

I have served the community as an educator for seventeen years and am proud to bring my wealth of experience to Hope Rural School. Prior to joining Hope Rural, I taught IT/computer science courses within the Martin County School District, most recently, at Martin County High School.

I also am part of the boy’s basketball coaching staff since 2013 winning the 2022 Florida State championship. I also am active as an adjunct professor of education at Indian River State College.

I am a proud University of South Florida alumnus, and obtained a Master of Public Administration degree and a Master of Education degree from Florida Atlantic University. I am certified in various subject areas, including educational leadership and computer science with the Florida Department of Education. I believe that accepting the position of principal of Hope Rural School is a calling to serve and I am excited to begin the journey.”

-Miguel Gaspar

Providence CAN provide, Providence DID provide, Providence WILL provide.

The mission of Hope Rural School is to offer hope to families.

The school primarily serves children from immigrant families by providing them with a Catholic elementary education in grades PreK3 through grade 5 in an environment that nurtures the Gospel values of mercy, justice, and love, through fostering the principles of Christian discipleship; supporting, guiding, and encouraging parents in the education of their children; developing an appreciation and respect for heritage; encouraging and enabling graduates to reach their full potential through advanced education.