Middle School Principal
Mr. Toledo is a Latinx, Brooklyn, NY native who shares a similar story and background as most of our scholars here at LCPMS. Prior to joining the Legacy team Mr. Toledo served as a 5th grade Science Teacher in Brownsville, Brooklyn. During his time as a 5th Grade Science Teacher Mr. Toledo led his 5th graders to the top of their class outperforming the network and district average on all four of their interim assessments by thirty-five percent. During his time in Brownsville, Brooklyn he quickly noticed that there was a tremendous learning and equity gap in our urban educational system which led him to pursue an opportunity in school leadership.
Mr. Toledo has worked at Legacy College Prep Middle School since the school opened its doors in 2017. As a teacher and grade level-lead, his students grew from the 38th to the 46th percentile on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress assessment. He’s since served as the school’s Founding Dean of School Culture, Dean of Instruction for STEM, and Assistant Principal/Principal in Residence. Additionally, Mr. Toledo took part in a one-year intensive program led by Building Excellent Schools (BES) called Leaders for Emerging Networks of Schools (LENS) in 2020. This program allowed him to bring back innovative ideas that have since improved our overall school community.
In his current role as Principal, Mr. Toledo coaches the Leadership team at the LCPMS which consists of the Director of Operations, Dean of Instruction for Humanities, Dean of Instruction for STEM, Dean of Student Supports, and Dean of School Culture. Through his coaching he is able to assist our leaders in further developing themselves as well as their team members while ensuring that LCPMS continues to be a joyful, safe, innovative, and equitable learning environment for all.
Mr. Toledo has a B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Emergency and Critical Care from Stony Brook University. He also has a M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Indiana University Bloomington.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.
We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – Eric Roth