Honoring Overtown Youth Center’s Tina Brown at the School Board Meeting 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was honored to recognize Tina Brown at the monthly School Board Meeting. Executive Director Brown was praised for her tireless work in educating and supporting our students and families in Overtown. 

Thanks to Frederick Douglass Elementary Principal Yolanda Ellis, Mr. Bill Diggs, family and friends for supporting our dynamic community leader. 

Honoring Assistant Principal of the Year Ms. Cisely Scott at the School Board Meeting

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was honored to recognize our 2016-17 Assistant Principal of the Year Ms. Cisely Scott at the monthly School Board Meeting. Assistant Principal Scott was commended for her outstanding work in educating our students at Lenora B. Smith Elementary School. 

Thanks to Principal Shawntai Dalton, family and friends for supporting our wonderful education leader. 

Honoring Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church at the School Board Meeting 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was honored to recognize Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church at the School Board Meeting. 

Thanks to Reverend Dr. C.P. Preston Jr., Ms. Ruth Smith, and congregation for adopting Poinciana Park Elementary School and your service to our community. y

Honoring Community leader, Ms. Sharron Henley, at the School Board Meeting 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was honored to recognize Ms. Sharron Henley,  VP of Programs at Urban League of Greater Miami and Host of Conversations with Charito, at the School Board Meeting. We salute Ms. Henley for her wonderful work and service to the children and families in our community. 

Honoring Jonathan Spikes Foundation/Affirming YOUth at School Board Meeting 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) recognized the Jonathan Spikes Foundation/Affirming YOUth with a proclamation at the April 5th School Board Meeting. 

We salute Mr. Spikes for his service to educating, mentoring, and inspiring our children and families in our community. We look forward to see Mr. Spikes at the Oscars one day soon…

Charles R. Drew K-8 Center Drumline performs at School Board Meeting

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was excited to hear the Charles R. Drew K-8 Center Drumline perform at the March 15th School Board Meeting. Great job to future Superintendent Ethan Taylor and student musicians for making us proud and representing Liberty City so well. 

Thanks to Principal Tracie Abner, administration, teachers, parents, and staff for educating our wonderful and talented students. Go RAMS! 

Honoring Booker T. Washington Senior High School’s 90th Anniversary at the School Board Meeting 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to honor Booker T. Washington Senior High School with a proclamation at the March 15th School Board Meeting.  The school, opened in 1926 as the only school for African-American students, will celebrate its 90th Anniversary this week in Overtown. 

We salute Principal William Aristide, administration, teachers, staff, teachers, and BTW alumni for educating and supporting our students. Go Tornadoes!  

Honoring St. Arthur Lodge #488 at the School Board Meeting

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to honor St. Arthur Lodge #488 with a proclamation at the March 15th School Board Meeting.  

We salute Worshipful Master Craig Montague, Mr. Robert Baker, and masons for their commitment and service to improving the lives of all children and families in our community. 

SAS Leader Jessica Lamour performs for Black History Month at Board Meeting 

(As written by Mr. Dennis Lindsay.)

School for Advanced Studies (SAS) North senior and SAS Silver Knight Nominee in Drama Jessica Lamour performed “400 Years America and Still I Rise” on WLRN live television at the MDCPS Board meeting of February 15, 2017. Jessica was invited to perform by Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall to honor Black History Month. The auditorium was full and Jessica received a standing ovation at the conclusion of her performance and many accolades by the subsequent speakers.

Dr. Bendross-Mindingall and her chief of staff Cedric McMinn were instrumental in making this happen. Dr. Bendross-Mindingall even commented on the logic of Jessica being nominated for the Silver Knight in Drama.

She absolutely has a lot of talent in dramatic interpretation in addition to her stellar academic performance.

We are very proud of Jessica Lamour, her family and SAS!