Gallon’s Good News



December 2019 Issue


Greetings & Happy New Year!
I hope that the Holiday Season and New Year have brought a spirit of hope, peace, love, and light to you and your family. As we enter this new year and return to work on behalf of our students, staff, and stakeholders, I trust that we will do so with an even greater sense of faith and determination in the education and uplift of our students. We remain very proud of the achievements of District 1 and the hard work, dedication, and support of administrators, principals, teachers, parents, community stakeholders, and most important, students.
Please click the link below to review the 2019 District 1 School Grades Video:
The 2020 New Year brings another year of opportunity to do better, to do more, to give more, and love more. This is yet another chance to embrace the possibilities that we have been given as members of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and of the greater community to make a positive, lasting impact on young people and each other not just for the New Year—but all the year through.
As you return to this great and noble work of education, I want to wish you and your family continued strength, peace, love, and light.
Let’s go!
Steve Gallon III
School Board Vice Chair, District 1
December 11, 2019 Board Meeting
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At the School Board Meeting held on December 11, 2019, Dr. Gallon was humbled and honored to recognize Dr. Peter J. Cistone, Professor of Educational Leadership at Florida International University.
“Many know my story. Sitting outside of an office door at FIU to appeal denial into an English course in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in English, God sends Dr. Cistone who recruited me into Educational Leadership on a full scholarship. From there, I earned a Master’s and Doctoral Degree and was set on a pathway toward the blessed career of servant leadership that I’ve experienced, ” said Dr. Gallon.
He gave Dr. Cistone a huge congratulations and thanked him for what he’s done for him and countless leaders in M-DCPS and throughout the state and nation.
To read more on this item, please click on the link below:
B-7: Request Approval Of Resolution Of The School Board Of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Recognizing Peter J. Cistone Professor Of Educational Administration/Leadership At Florida International University
FSBA Annual Joint Conference
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On December 5, 2019, Dr. Gallon visited Tampa, Florida to attend and speak at the Annual Florida School Boards Association Joint Conference.
The State of Education in Florida Town Hall
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Dr. Gallon engaged in a passionate and provocative discussion around education at the Town Hall Meeting held on December 5, 2019 at Miami Norland Senior High School with Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran and State Representative Shevrin Jones.
“We must stay committed to advocate for the full funding of public education and the establishment and adoption of a fair and equitable educational accountability system,” said Dr. Gallon.
He also saluted everyone who came out to let their voices be heard on the critically important issues that impact the learning and futures of children.
Meeting with the Florida State Coordinator of Local Progress
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Dr. Gallon had a great meeting discussing and planning ways to elevate the narrative and work around educational equity with Francesca Menes, Florida State Coordinator for Local Progress.
He is looking forward to what their future collaboration will hold.
Meeting with Ted Lucas
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On the evening of December 10, 2019, Dr. Gallon had a successful meeting with his friend Ted Lucas of Slip-N-Slide Records Worldwide Fame and Success, to collaborate on ways that could invest in the community and support the children during the NFL 2020 Super Bowl being held in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Miami Gardens Science Awards
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Dr. Gallon strongly believes in celebrating the successes of children every chance that presents itself. He saluted Councilman David Williams and the City of Miami Gardens for their continued support and investment in the students of District 1.
He also congratulated all the winners of the Miami Gardens Science Awards.
Dr. Gallon gave a huge congratulations to all the South Florida Schools that took home Football State Championships. He also commended District 2 School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall for the success of Miami Northwestern Senior High , Booker T. Washington Senior, and Miami Central Senior—schools in District 2.
To view the brief documentary about the reclassification and the Board Agenda Item proffered by Dr. Gallon, please click the links below:
FANIT| On SIGHT| Doctor Steve Gallon III Story Behind the Record
H-11: Review of FHSAA Classification of High School Athletic Programs
Supporting Jazz in the Gardens & Superfest
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On December 17, 2019, Dr. Gallon supported the launch of Jazz in the Gardens and Superfest Miami.
He is looking forward to the events to entertain and most importantly, uplift the community.
To learn more about Superfest, please click on link below:
Holiday Brunch
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Dr. Gallon enjoyed his time at Scott Lake Elementary School for their Holiday Brunch led by the 2019-2020 North Region’s Principal of the Year, Mrs. LaKesha Wilson-Rochelle.
Holiday Luncheon
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Dr. Gallon gave a shout out to the Miami Carol City Alumni Association for providing a Holiday Luncheon to all faculty and staff of Miami Carol City Senior High School.
It is always a pleasure for him to see stakeholders supporting faculty and staff and more importantly, the students.
District 1 Student of the Month Recognition Ceremony
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Dr. Gallon ended the year continuing to celebrate and recognize the achievements and success of the students in District 1 at his monthly Student of the Month Recognition Ceremony held at Lake Stevens Middle on December 17, 2019. It is always a pleasure for Dr. Gallon to engage with parents and stakeholders to uplift the students.
He gave congratulations to all the Student of the Month honorees.