Twenty-five years after MAST opened, its founding principal Linda Eads came back for a visit. She was interviewed by activity director Jennifer Fernandez and her interns for a project about the history of the school.
Not only was Eads the founding principal, she was also one of the people responsible for making MAST a school designed to reach kids from all socioeconomic backgrounds. As principal, she worked at making sure the school held true to its marine theme, and ensuring that administration, teachers, students and janitors knew they were all part of the MAST family.
Eads left the school in 1997 to work at Nova Southeastern University. She now works as an artist.