Mari Tere Rojas
Miami-Dade County Public School Board Member, District 6
Greetings from District 6! Thank you for taking interest in the latest happenings in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. I am your representative from District 6 providing recent updates. We had the February School Board meeting this week, which was the last one for Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. We had an opportunity to recognize his years of dedication and commitment to the District and the community. We wish him well in his next endeavor.
Monday, February 14, 2022 is the official first day of Dr. Jose Dotres as our new Superintendent of Schools and I look forward to working with him, especially for the benefit of our Coral Gables community.
At the February School Board Meeting two agenda items I presented were approved. One is the Endorsement of Read Across America Day, which I proffer every year. The other one is for a campaign to inform underage young adults and their parents of the consequences and actions if students knowingly have in his or her possession or display any blank, forged, stolen, fictitious, counterfeit, or unlawfully issued driver license. I also recognized Miami-Dade County Schools Police Detective John Messenger Sr, for receiving the Officer of the Year Award.
Last week I was so excited to attend the Teacher and Rookie Teacher of the Year Ceremony for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. I could not be prouder of Ms. Unethia Fox, Special Education Math teacher at South Miami Senior High for being named the 2023 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year! I’d also like to recognize Ms. Analy Rodriguez from Blue Lakes Elementary, for being named the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office Employee of the Year!
Our school district has experienced many obstacles due to the pandemic, as have many members of the community. As we go through this school year, I know there are many moments of uncertainty for parents. I will be planning my next town hall in Coral Gables in the next couple of weeks to address various topics, including academic regression, mental health and safety and security.
I am also proud of the satellite office hours I host on the first and third Thursday of every month in the City of Coral Gables City Hall to provide a venue for residents to speak to me and my staff. For more information, anyone can call my office at 305-995-1334. Finally, make sure to follow me on social media. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram as @MariTereMDCPS and Facebook as Mari Tere Rojas – Miami-Dade School Board Member, District 6.
See you at the schools!