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MABSE Excellence in Education Awards 2020, Thurs. Feb. 20


Miami Alliance of Black School Educators (MABSE) President Dr. Steve Gallon III cordially invites you to join the celebration as we salute our local legends, catalysts, and shining stars in education at the Legacy of Excellence in Education Awards 2020. These individuals serve as models of educational excellence in Miami-Dade County. Their service and professionalism reflect the core mission and values of MABSE.


All of this year’s honorees are current or retired educators in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. They are Legends: School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall; retired administrator Dr. George Koonce; retired administrator and current president of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP Ms. Adora Obi Nweze. Catalysts: Central Region Superintendent Mr. John Pace; Human Resources administrator Mrs. Treska Rodgers; and retired administrator Mr. Lesly Prudent. Shining Stars are Norwood Elementary School principal Dr. Kevin Williams; Andover Middle School principal Mr. Kenneth Williams; and George Washington Carver Elementary School teacher and Central Region Teacher of the Year, Ms. Ashley Vangates.


The awards will be formally presented on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. at NoMi Restaurant, 738 Northeast 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets at There will be no onsite ticket sales. 


This MABSE Black History Month special event is presented with the generous support of Delta Dental and Rodriguez Piña & Associates


Direct questions about the event to Ms. Vanessa Byers at (305) 343-9088 or For more information on MABSE, visit





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