Key Largo Principal Laura Lietart was recently appointed to the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ board of governors. CONTRIBUTED

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) has appointed Key Largo School principal Laura Lietaert to its board of governors. Lietart is CFFK’s first board member from Key Largo and joins the nonprofit’s governing board for a three-year term. 

“Laura brings numerous skills and a deep knowledge of the community to our board,” said CFFK chair Dr. Susanne Woods. “Her experience in planning and fundraising will be big assets as we continue to develop CFFK’s ability to serve the Keys. Laura also offers crucial leadership in our ongoing efforts to broaden outreach and philanthropy in the Upper Keys.”

Lietart has spent her career in education, both as a teacher and administrator. Starting at Key Largo School as a teacher in 1994, she has been the principal of the K-8 school for the past five years. She was named Monroe County School District “Principal of the Year” two years ago, among numerous honors and committee appointments. 

‘I am thrilled to join the board of the Community Foundation,” Lietart said. “This community is my passion and I’m excited to help build awareness and philanthropy in the Upper Keys.”

In addition to her work in education, Lietart is a dedicated Upper Keys civic leader. She currently serves as board president of the Rotary Club of Key Largo and was named “Rotarian of the Year” in 2017. She is active in the Upper Keys Business and Professional Women, Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, and is a former board member of Kids Come First. She has reviewed grants for United Way of the Florida Keys and recently served on a special grants committee for the Landau Family COVID-19 Food Fund for the Upper Keys at CFFK. Lietart received a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and master’s from the American College of Education.

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