Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida unveils listings of Miami and
South Florida’s Top Black Educators of 2021

Legacy Magazine Miami and South Florida Magazine’s Education issues are distributed in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel, respectively. The issues are available on newsstands Wednesday, June 23.

Hollywood, Fla. (June 21, 2021) – M•I•A MEDIA GROUP LLC, publisher of Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida, the premier publications for South Florida’s Black influencers and affluencers, announces the release of its highly anticipated Education issues in the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, respectively. The eagerly sought-after issues showcase the Top Black Educators listings in Miami and South Florida. The editions arrive on newsstands Wednesday, June 23. The publications reliably deliver compelling content that gives readers a competitive advantage in their community, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits.

“Our Education issues affirm that education and scholarship have always been cornerstones of our community’s progress and success. This year’s editions are particularly noteworthy because they allow us to salute the educators that continued to deliver high-quality education despite a global pandemic and a spike in racial unrest,” said Russell Motley, editor-in-chief, Legacy magazines.

“If anything, the pandemic has taught educators – and students for that matter – how to be resilient. But as schools return to class this fall fully face to face, it will be great to connect with everyone on a more personal level instead of viewing headshots on a computer screen.”

Both issues are teeming with timely cover stories and exclusive content that readers can only get from Legacy. For example, in the Miami issue, readers can learn about Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s innovative initiatives to help the county improve education delivery to students; Greater Miami Visitors Convention Bureau executive Connie Kinnard shares how cultural tourism can help sustain heritage neighborhoods; Florida Memorial University Provost Dr. Adrienne T. Copper challenges the educational landscape to evolve in response to the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial animus, and South Florida business guru Beatrice Louissaint reveals insights to position your company to take advantage of the pandemic economy.

Covering Broward and Palm Beach counties, the South Florida issue will introduce readers to pioneering educator, Dr. Kathleen C. Wright; showcase how the Urban League of Broward County is serving families and students impacted by the “COVID-19 Slide,” report on how the league’s Palm Beach County chapter is furthering education through scholarships and computer donations, and highlight an instructor that creates a safe space for LGBTQIA+ inclusivity. Both issues include business tips, career advice, and lifestyle information that keep Legacy readers at the forefront of their personal and professional lives. For more information on Legacy Miami and South Florida magazines, please contact Jordan B.D. Polite at 305-412-9600 extension 707 or [email protected].

Legacy Miami Top Black Educators 2021

Dr. Chakeia Guyton-Andrews, Curriculum Support Specialist, Miami-Dade County Public School/ Education Transformation Office
Jarrod D. Benjamin, Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program Director, Florida International
Dr. Kassandra Mcgehee Bosire, Asst. Professor of Family Medicine, Residency Director,
Family Medicine, University of Miami Health System & The Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Santarvis Brown, Faculty, Cornell University
Chevas V Clements, P.E Teacher/ Football Coach, Homestead Middle School & Head Hunterz,
Leslie Cooper, Music Educator, Miami Dade County Public Schools
Taj “COACH” Echoles, Professional Educator, Miami Dade County Public Schools
Ms. April J. Garrett, M.S., Department Chair of Student Services & 12th Grade School
Counselor, Miami Southridge Senior High
Dr. Yvette M. Holmes, Professor, University of Miami
Mrs. Tiffany C. James, Principal, Dr. Frederica S. Wilson/Skyway Elementary School
Taylor Jay, Theatre Arts Teacher, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Director & Founder, Colors of Sankofa Acting Series
Whitley M. Johnson, Director, Empower Me First, University of Miami
Dr. Alwyn Leiba, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Miami Dade College
Samuel J. Louis, Assistant Principal, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Rhonda Gaines-Miller, Principal, Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Jefferson Noel, Professor, Florida Memorial University
Dr. Argarita Johnson-Palavicini, Assistant Professor of Music/Director of the Ambassador
Chorale, Florida Memorial University
Frederick Porter, Senior Site Director, Breakthrough Miami
Dr. Adrian K. Reynolds, Asst. Professor of Professional Practice, Medical Education, Director
of Academic Enrichment, University of Miami Health System & The Miller School of Medicine
Leon Lee Roberts, Business Professor, Asa College
Antoine Rutherford, Interventionist/Program Director, 2ndChance
Dr. Hansel Tookes, Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Miami Health System and The Miller School of Medicine
Rennina Turner, Principal, Miami Jackson Senior High School-Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Dr. Chanadra Young Whiting Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of Health Services Administration FIU, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Brenda L. Wilder, Executive Director, Comprehensive Student Health Services
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Dr. Dillon M. Williams, Assistant Principal, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Dr. Marc Williams, Global Scholar-Practitioner, Florida Memorial University
Nicole K Yarling, Assistant Professor of Music, Florida Memorial University

Legacy South Florida Top Black Educators 2021

Desiree Banton, MPH, MSN, BS, RN, Science Teacher, Broward County Public Schools
Lulrick Balzora, Academic Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Broward College
Venesia Briscoe, M.Ed, Educator, Broward County Schools
Nadilia Charles, ESOL Instructional Specialist, School District of Palm Beach County
Fredrina T. Combs, Assistant Principal, Boynton Beach Community High School
Dr. Charlene Desir, Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Olympia Duhart, Associate Dean of Faculty Development, Director of Legal Research & Writing, and Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Kimberly Harmon, Founder, and CEO, Read2Achieve Inc
Richard D. Lamarre, Science Instructor, Miramar High School
Janina Simmonds, Assistant Principal, School District of Palm Beach County
Janice Stubbs, Vice Provost, Student Services, Broward College
Nichole Vaughan, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Academic Affairs, STEM/Science, Broward College
Kelan M. Williams, Science Teacher, Broward County Public Schools
Luwando Wright, Director, Title I, Migrant and Special Programs Department, The School
Board of Broward County, Florida

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