Legacy 2015 South Florida: Top Black Educators Issue - Page 3

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 PUBLISHER’S NOTE AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO THE SUN SENTINEL The old bumper sticker read, "If you can read this thank a teacher". Altruism for sure. Outside of parents and guardians no one has more influence on us than teachers and indeed some times the teacher will have more influence than the parents. This then raises the point that teaching is indeed one of the "highest callings". I can make the point that both the educator and the brain surgeon share a space in affecting how we think. Maybe we can say the brain surgeon deals with the "hardware" in the brain, while the educator deals with the "software" of thought. In this issue of Legacy you will learn from the superintendents and Kervin L. Clenance Group Publisher, Legacy Magazine Eric V. Knowles-Nelson Editor-in-Chief, Legacy Magazine Denise St. Patrick-Bell PhD Copy Editor Toni Harrigan Intern BB3 the education commissioner that the pursuit of excellence and thereby its measurement is paramount to their leadership. We will also shed some light on the fact that schools and school systems play a very important role as economic drivers and good corporate citizens in doing business with small and minority owned businesses. Sit back now and enjoy Legacy. Hopefully it will provoke some thought, and moreover inspire you to take action, on that which has been on your mind. Kervin L. Clenance Group Publisher Legacy Miami Legacy South Florida Subscribe to and view the digital version of Legacy Magazine The Retention of Black Talent A conversation on careers and culture in South Florida Providing News/Information and Connecting Florida’s Black Affluencers and Influencers #Belnformed #Belnfluential #LegacyBlackTalent Opening Remarks: Russell Benford, Deputy Mayor, Miami-Dade County Wed. Sept. 9, 2015 Moderators: Bill Diggs, President, Mourning Family Foundation Fabiola Fleuranvil, Blueprint Creative Group City Hall 2004 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137 REGISTRATION: $20 http://bitly.com/legacyrbt Please RSVP by Fri. Sept 4th *Space is limited. Panelists: Kareem T. Brantley, Manager, Bravis Group Petula C. Burks, Public Affairs Director, City of Miami Gardens Dawn Dickson, Founder & CEO, Flat Out of Heels, LLC Connie Kinnard, Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau Adriene McCoy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Baptist Health South Florida Mayor Wayne M. Messam, CGC, LEED AP, BD+C, City of Miramar Al Nelson, Founder & CEO, www.EzVip.com and Chairman, The Nelson Foundation Carlos F. Orta, VP of Corporate Affairs | Corporate Communications, Carnival Corporation & plc Alex Pierre-Louis, CEO, Lex Promotions and Marketing Group Ivelices Linares Thomas, Esq., SPHR, Executive Director, Employee & Labor Relations, GardaWorld