Dr Cafiero has been in the education field since 1989. She has served as a classroom teacher, a career counselor, Dean of Students, and the Director of The Center for Electronics Excellence, a State of Florida Designated Model Career Academy. In 1998 she co-founded and operates New Dimensions High School, Osceola County, Florida’s first charter school.
Dr. Cafiero has a B.S. from SUNY Oneonta, NY, and a Masters of Education and Doctorate in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Central Florida. She has also provided consultative services to facilitate the development and implementation of specialized services in the areas of charter schools and career education. This includes charter school development and management with individuals, groups, and municipalities. Dr. Cafiero has also presented at numerous conferences in Florida and other states, such topics as charter school development, financial planning and management, career education, and literacy leadership. Dr. Cafiero serves as a Review Team Chair for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for school accreditation. Dr. Cafiero is the Founding Director of Instruction for New Dimensions High School, Kissimmee’s first and oldest Charter School in Osceola County since 1998.