STATEMENTS FROM MIAMI-DADE SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN AND SUPERINTENDENT ALBERTO M. CARVALHO REGARDING GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT’S APPOINTMENT OF LUBBY NAVARRO TO THE SCHOOL BOARD, REPRESENTING DISTRICT 7
Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman stated:
“I am delighted with the announcement that Governor Scott has appointed Lubby Navarro to serve on the School Board representing District 7. I have known Ms. Navarro for many years, in fact she once served as my board assistant,” said Hantman.
“Ms. Navarro is an incredibly bright and diligent young woman who is very well versed in the intricacies of the educational system and will most certainly be an asset to the School Board, particularly as the Florida Legislature is about to embark on its 2015 session. I know that she will use all of her experiences as a professional, as a civic activist, and as a mother to inform the decisions she will make as our newest School Board Member. As Chair, I join my colleagues in welcoming her to her new post.”
Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho stated:
“I am incredibly pleased by the announcement of the Governor’s appointment of Lubby Navarro to fill the seat vacated by Carlos Curbelo’s election to the U.S. Congress. Ms. Navarro is a longtime advocate of public education and has a child in our school system.”
“Having served on the District’s lobbying team she is extremely knowledgeable about the District’s efforts to improve student achievement, and I know she will bring with her to the School Board dais the same tenacity and commitment to students she has exhibited over her many years of service to this community. Ms. Navarro is a welcome addition to the Board and I look forward to working with her in her new role,” said Carvalho.
Navarro has nearly 20 years of public service experience, most recently serving as the executive director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She serves as a member of many community organizations including the Miami-Dade County Redland Community Council 14 and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Unites States Homeland Security, Seventh Coast Guard District, Division 6, Flotilla 65 in South Dade. Navarro received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University.
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