Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Community Partners Honored at Awards Ceremony

2018- 2019 Community Partners Awards Ceremony Photos

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Partnerships are a critical component of the success of our schools. Acknowledging the best of the best of community partners is an important effort, to show the appreciation and impact of the great work being done as a result of those partnerships. It was a packed house at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Community Partners Recognition Luncheon March 21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center. More than 500 community and education leaders gathered to celebrate the District’s top community partners for 2018-2019.

The year’s Outstanding School Volunteers, Exemplary Dade Partners, and Superintendent’s Choice honorees were honored at the luncheon and awards ceremony. Winners of the State Department of Education’s Five Star School Award were also recognized, as were many of the families selected through the District’s “Families Matter” initiatives, which highlights the partnerships with families involved in our schools.

Local 10 News Anchor Neki Mohan presided as mistress of ceremonies, and guests were treated to music by the Miami Carol City Chiefs Jazz Ensemble.  Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho gave the keynote address.


The winners during this year’s event were:


Superintendent’s Choice Awards:

5,000 Role Models, Miami-Dade County, Royal Caribbean, Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida.

Outstanding School Volunteers: Adult - Lorena Gutierrez, Treasure Island Elementary, Senior - Fred Goldman, Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr High School, Youth - Sasha Farid, Air Base K-8 Center.

Exemplary Dade Partners: Districtwide – Triumph Steps, North Region – City of North Bay Village, Treasure Island Elementary, Central Region – ODLI, G.W. Carver Elementary, South Region – University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts, Adult – Technical Colleges and Educational Opportunity and Access – Miami Diaper Bank, Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center.