PRESS RELEASE: Legacy presents listings of the region’s Top Black Educators of 2022

Issues highlight educators committed to changing students’ lives

Hollywood, Fla.- (June 24, 2022) – M•I•A Media Group, publisher of Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida magazines, proudly announces the release of its annual education issues. The publications that unite South Florida’s Black affluencers and influencers produce these highly anticipated editions to uplift the area’s top Black educators. Readers can secure copies in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel newspapers that hit newsstands on Sunday, June 26. 

“In this issue, we honor Black educators and administrators in the area for their extraordinary efforts to engage students and, ultimately, build critical thinkers,” said Russell Motley, Associate Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief, Legacy Magazine. “It is now clear, more than ever, that we must now also acknowledge them for their bravery – as they are charged with protecting every student the minute they arrive on campus.”

In addition to the educators’ listings, readers can depend on Legacy to deliver content that gives them a competitive advantage in accomplishing their professional, business, and lifestyle goals. The issues include content from public officials, business leaders, and medical professionals to keep readers empowered and informed while helping them cultivate wellness vitality and progressive careers. 

Legacy Magazine Presents Miami’s Top Black Educators of 2022

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Legacy Magazine Presents South Florida’s Top Black Educators of 2022

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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].


About Legacy Magazine

Established in 2004, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida are news/business publications serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture, and social commentary. The magazines are distributed throughout South Florida via partnerships with the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. For more information, log on to

Legacy Miami’s Top Black Educators of 2022:

  • Tawana Akins, Ed. S., Assistant Principal & Community Activist, Miami Southridge Senior High School
  •  Zinzi Bailey, Research Assistant Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Dr. Alanka P Brown, President, Padron Campus, Miami Dade College
  • Dr.  Katsia M. Cadeau, Professor of Education, St. Thomas University
  • Todd Clark, J.D., Professor of Law, St. Thomas University
  • Webertline Dorlus, English Teacher, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Unethia “Niki” Fox, Special Education Mathematics Teacher/CAP Advisor
  • South Miami Senior High School
  •  Dr. Donnie Ray Hale Jr., Executive Director for Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, Florida Memorial University
  •  Dr. Armen Henderson, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  •  Dr. Jacqueline Hill, Provost and Executive Vice President, Florida Memorial University
  • Dr. Girardin Jean-Louis, Professor Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  •  Jean Claude Saint-Phard, Assistant Principal, George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
  •  Jackson J. Nicolas, Principal, Miami Dade County Public Schools
  •  Loretta Ovueraye, Vice Provost Workforce Programs & Professional Learning, Miami Dade College
  •  Dr. Lisa Starks, Director of Athletics, Booker T. Washington Senior High School
  • Ja’Quez D. Taylor, Educational Impact Manager, City Year Miami
  •  Dr. Nanette Vega, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement & Assistant Professor, Medical Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Candace Walker, Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Senior Woman Administrator, St. Thomas University
  •  Jameka Windham, Vice President for Enrollment, St. Thomas University

Legacy South Florida’s Top Black Educators of 2022:

  •  Darwyn E. Allen, S.T.E.M Ready Education Case Manager, Urban League Broward County
  •  Barbara Nelson Bennett, Assistant Director/Marketing Manager, Bethlehem Preschool
  •  Michael V. Billins, Principal, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
  •  Matthew S. Bradford, Information Technology Executive. Broward County Schools
  • Lisa Michelle Brown, Mathematics Department Chair, West Broward High School
  •  Hallema A. Collier, Magnet Coordinator/Career Dual Enrollment Liaison, Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School
  • Suzanne Ffolkes, Assistant Dean for Strategic Affairs, Inclusivity and Community Engagement, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Dr. Ruthe N. Francis, Program Manager, Palm Beach County Schools
  •  Dr. Earlean McLemore-Golphin, Vice Principal, Pahokee High School
  •  Candace Goode, Assistant Principal, Silver Lakes Middle School
  • Idara Harris, Owner & Executive Director, A Change in The Game Inc.
  •  Howard Hepburn, Ed.D., Instructional Superintendent, Palm Beach County School District
  •  Brian Knowles M.Ed., Manager, Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender Studies, Palm Beach County School District
  • Dr. George L. Lockhart, Supervising Principal, Department of Charter Schools of Palm Beach County School District
  • Dr. Anthony Lockhart, Principal, Boynton Beach Community High School
  • Kevin A. Peters, M.Ed., Assistant Principal, Broward Estates Elementary School
  • Adrienne Champagne Reynolds, Administrator, Test Specialist, Broward County Public Schools
  • Dr. Michael J.L. Smith, Undergraduate & Graduate Diversity Officer, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Nova Southeastern University 
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