• science Philosophy Statement 
    I believe that as educators we are tasked to teach each child well and let them lead the way. Each child is a unique individual who deserves and needs a secure, and stimulating learning environment in which they can be enthusiastic, academically focused, goal oriented, leaders experiencing success. 
    Teaching is a lifelong learning process and by involving parents and the community we continue to learn about ourselves and best practices to serve our students. 
    I believe in motivating students to tie learning into a community; helping children become caring, responsible, and active citizens of society. 
    Opal Mahoney EdD/CI "Dr.M"
    8th Grade Physical Science Teacher
    Mount Dora Middle School
    Phone: (352) 383-6101 x3899
    Email:
    mahoneyo@lake.k12.fl.us