Maritza D. Jimenez, who serves as principal of Hialeah Gardens Middle School, won top honors as the District’s Principal of the Year. Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) honored its finest principals and assistant principals at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Dade Association of School Administrators (DASA), on April 6 at Jungle Island.
Jimenez has served as
principal of Hialeah Gardens Middle since 2008.
She brings more than 20 years of experience in administration and
curricular expertise. She began her career teaching Special Education at
Henry H. Filer Middle School in 1997.
The Principal of the Year winner received $3,000 and the Assistant Principal winner received $2,000. Also recognized at the ceremony was Principal of the Year Runner-up Miguel Veloso of Miami Springs Senior Adult and Community Education Center and Assistant Principal of the Year Runner-up Carl Robinson of Winston Park K-8 center.
Photo (left-right) School Board Members Lubby
Navarro, Mari-Tere Rojas, Perla Tabares Hantman, Dr. Steve Gallon III,
Assistant Principal of the Year Cisely Scott, Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board Chair Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman,
Board Member Susie V. Castillo and DASA Executive Director Delio G. Diaz.
PHOTO CAPTION: Left to right: Host Eric Yutzy of WPLG Local 10, School Board Members Dr. Steve Gallon III, Lubby Navarro, Mari-Tere Rojas, Perla Tabares Hantman, Principal of the Year Maritza Jimenez, Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board Chair Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman and Board Member Susie V. Castillo.
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