As we strive to go beyond the promise of giving our students the world, we must continue to innovate and elevate all that we do. Thank you to our visionary School Board for your leadership & support. There’s something for everyone in 2019-2020 @miamischools. #AcceleratingExcellence2020
Today, we are unveiling a collection of new, bold initiatives @miamischools. This is a ritual of reinvention, driven by innovation, efficiency, parental/student choice and creativity. #AcceleratingExcellence2020
A glorious career awaits you @miamischools. You are the new torch bearers in our community. You will go into dark places and light the outcome of thousands of kids. You will walk the journey with them and sometimes for them. #RESPECT4TeachersMDCPS
A literary genius who helped shape generations. Rest In Peace Toni Morrison. You have left an indelible and incredibly valuable mark on countless hearts and souls. Let future authors be inspired by her memory and let her wise words ring true to us all: “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/toni-morrison-dead.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share via @nytimes
First #ElPaso, TX and now, less than 24 hours later, #Dayton, OH. Afraid of where the death toll will stand from mass shootings by year’s end if something is not done. I hope desensitization to these heinous crimes does not result in legislative inaction. #SomethingMustBeDoneNOW
Victims hunted down while shopping in #ElPaso. Several dead and at least 22 injured in this latest mass shooting. It comes less than a week after three - including two children - are killed in a California festival. This CANNOT become the norm. What will it take?
As we look ahead to the new school year, we want to take a moment and celebrate impressive achievements from 2018-2019. #BeyondThePromise
Education is everything and everything else around children matters too. http://www.fortwayne.com/people/education-is-everything/
Congratulations to my children Tamara and Price on your college graduation from @fiuinstagram. I will always be rooting for you as you continue to soar ahead on the wings of this community’s hope and pride. #PantherPride
Always thrilling to drive under one of many representations of the success achieved by our teachers and leaders, students and parents, with the support of our business community @miamischools.
Let that which comes from your heart be nothing but an unfiltered projection of you.
On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic landing on the moon, let us never forget how beautifully bright the promise of humanity is in an otherwise dark universe. #Apollo11at50 @NASA
#FlashbackFriday to spending quality time with some of our amazing students @miamischools. #MiamiReads
Thank you for redefining and boldly proclaiming that who we are, the way we look and speak, and the diversity among us represents the best of our nation. The lives you have impacted and the souls you have elevated will never forget you as their driver and winner. #SynergyMDCPS2019
#WorldEmojiDay provides us an opportunity to share our emotions. How are you feeling today?
We stand with all children in our community.
Spending some quality time with international basketball star and Miami High graduate Brent Wright. Thank you for your interest in education @miamischools.
Be deeper in your drive than the steepness of the challenge ahead.
The fabric of our nation is diverse, but there is one thing that unites us all…our independence. #4thofJuly
Attention students and parents! All FSA scores will be uploaded this week. You can also check the assessment tab on your online report card. #BeyondthePromise
Today, on this 13th anniversary of the fateful day Sherdavia Jenkins was stolen from her family, her school and our community, I am praying the will remains strong to collectively work together to prevent violence of this kind. Outrage that leads to action alters the course of history. The innocent life of a child ended at the age of nine must always be remembered to ensure we have not lost our focus or our way. To give up on this monumental but paramount task would be nothing less than a disgrace.
Social media is a tool that expands communication, connects people all over the world, and allows you to create a positive digital footprint. Today, celebrate #SMDay by sharing a positive message with the world.
In English Language Arts, @miamischools students in Grades 3-8 outscored their counterparts statewide, and those in Grades 9-10 matched the state’s performance. In Mathematics, higher percentages of students in Grades 3-6 scored in Levels 3 and above than their counterparts statewide.
For the first time, @miamischools students outscored students statewide on 4 EOC assessments: Algebra 1, Biology, Civics, U.S. History. These scores validate the focus of our teachers & the dedication of our students, as well as our success in significantly closing the achievement gap.
Any bipartisan agreement resulting in the softening of the horrific conditions these children are facing is terrific news. However there needs to be a long-term solution to ensure the painful conditions these children have endured does not repeat itself. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article232085272.html?#storylink=cpy @miamischools
When picture speaks a thousand words of sorrow and a million tears of incomprehensible sadness. When one has never had to face the desperate choice of living in the endless despair of crime-filled poverty or taking a dangerous, illegal journey striving for security for one’s family; American compassion - not vitriolic, dehumanizing labels - should be abundant. @AP #APphoto
The school year may be over but the music plays on. Thank you Miami Northwestern marching band for the thunderous welcome. @miamischools
Deeply humbled to receive the @miami_chamber M. Athalie Range, Miami Pioneer for Progress Award. The entire @miamischools team, including our student-centered School Board, is the reason for this recognition. Thank you to the business leaders who are friends and have assisted us in turning this district around. Count on me to be a partner and driving force in elevating the outcomes for all of the children in our community. #GMCCGoals
A special night to celebrate some very deserving students- @BBBSMiami’s scholarship recipients. Know that you will never be alone on your journey, for the mentors who have guided you this far will always be by your side to support you. Congratulations #Classof2019. #BeyondthePromise
Honoring the life of Anne Frank by continuing to spread her empowering message of hope, love, and respect. #ValuesMatterMiami @miamischools #neveragain
Historically amazing! And with a red-hot baker's dozen goals, the unbeatable US women's national team @USWNT achieved something that no other team ever has - the biggest rout in the history of the #WorldCup. #USWNT #FIFAWWC
This week, nearly 6,000 educators are taking advantage of our Summer Heat 2.0 program! With 1,000 sessions in three locations, we are providing teachers and counselors additional professional development opportunities to recover time lost after Hurricane Irma. #BeyondThePromise
This June and all year-long, @MiamiSchools celebrates inclusion and supports the national efforts to promote the importance of equal rights and treatment for all children and adults, regardless of their sexual orientation or personal identity. #PrideMonth
Public or private sector productivity and legitimate outcomes inevitably suffer when the greater-good agenda, that benefits all, progressively erodes and is inevitably replaced by personal agendas, that benefit one or some. Recognizing shift, calling it, and stopping it, a must.
Another DREAMer turning the impossible into the inevitable as a result of his laser-like focus on the pursuit of excellence & the generosity of a community who believed in him. Congratulations Giancarlo! We're rooting for you and can't wait to see what you will accomplish.
Do you want to change lives? Become a teacher and begin empowering children. Thank you to all of our educators who believe that students hold the key to a better and brighter future. #TeacherAppreciationWeek. #RESPECT4TeachersMDCPS
Leadership is influence but influence is not leadership, for one can be bought, coerced, or faked, the other only inspired. #Leadership
Am I the only one who believes that the true American superheroes aren't #avengersendgame protagonists in three-hour fantasy movies, as entertaining as they may be? They are teachers, firefighters, police officers, soldiers who commit for a lifetime! rollingstone.com/movies/movie-f… via @RollingStone
Quem me dera. With the one and only @marizaoficial. Thank you for the gifts you bring to all of us.
Always grateful for their reassuring presence in our schools. #SafetyFirstMDCPS