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M-DCPS School Board Approves Dr. Steve Gallon III’s item regarding Haitian and Immigrant Students and their families

February 26, 2018 At the February School Board meeting, the Board approved an item presented by Dr Steve Gallon III and co-sponsored by School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, and Board members Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, Lubby Navarro, and Mari Tere Rojas. This item seeks to provide targeted, intentional counseling, as well as emotional and psychological support to K-12 Haitian and immigrant students enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and their families that may be experiencing trauma due to an anticipated end to Temporary Protective Status (TPS) scheduled for July 22, 2019. The item also seeks to provide support to.
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Dr. Steve Gallon III Recognizes the 2018 5000 Role Models of Excellence Wilson Scholars at the February School Board Meeting

At the February School Board meeting, Dr. Steve Gallon III recognized the 2018 5000 Role Model Wilson Scholars. The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project was founded in 1993 by Dr. Frederica S. Wilson, a steadfast supporter of improving public education and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A dropout prevention program, the mission of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is to intervene in the lives of at-risk youth and provide them with alternatives to dropping out of school and self-destructive behaviors. This year, Wilson Scholars included students from the following senior high schools: Coral Gables, Coral.
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José Martí Parade

At the Annual José Martí parade and celebration, Dr. Gallon had the honor to present a Proclamation to former School Board Member Mr. Demetrio Perez for his continued leadership in organizing the annual event. Kudos to the students and schools for their participation in the celebration of José Martí.
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Francisco R. Walker Rookie Teacher of the Year Award Dinner

Dr. Gallon had a great evening celebrating M-DCPS’ best and brightest teachers at the 2018 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of Year Award Dinner. He was personally proud to have one of his former students and District 1 teacher to win District Rookie Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Stephanie Pierre! Also, congratulations to one of his former teachers, Judy Rodriguez for being a District Finalist. Dr. Gallon remains proud of the teachers and the work they do for students each day.
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Boot Camp Graduation

Dr. Gallon believes that education is the passport to self-sufficiency and life-long success. He delivered a powerful and personal message of reflection and redemption to over 25 cadets graduating from Platoon 17-4 at Miami-Dade Corrections where he served as the Keynote Speaker.
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January 17, 2018 Board Meeting

At the January 17, 2018 School Board Meeting, Dr. Gallon was actively engaged in his role as a policy maker as he successfully proffered three School Board agenda items that received the Board's support and approval. Dr. Gallon's items addressed the following: B-9: Request Approval of Resolution No. 18-005 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Recognizing District 1 Adopt-A-School Community Partners (to read more on this item, please click on the link below) http://pdfs.dadeschools.net/Bdarch/2018/Bd011718/agenda/b9rev2.pdf H-5: Amendment to Board Policy 6320 (to read more on this item, please click on the link below) http://pdfs.dadeschools.net/Bdarch/2018/Bd011718/agenda/H5rev2.pdf H-6: Exploration and Examination of Alternate Funding Sources.
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