I hope that this edition of Gallon’s Good News finds each of you in the excitement, hope, and promise of the 2020-2021 school year despite our difficult first days. As we welcome back our students, in these new and somewhat unfamiliar waters, I trust we have done so with the same unabated commitment and passion to help them realize and achieve even higher levels of learning and life-long success.
Although the start was challenging and somewhat difficult, I have faith and confidence that we will get through this and return to sense of normalcy soon.
As you continue to do this work and wade through these uncharted waters, I encourage that you will do so with a spirit of dedication, integrity, and resiliency in your personal and professional endeavors.
Let’s have a positive, productive, and powerful 2020-2021 school year.
Let’s go!
Steve Gallon III
School Board Vice Chair, District 1

School Board Meeting



Dr. Gallon continues to be actively engaged in his role as a policy maker as he successfully proffered School Board agenda items that received approval and support from the Board at both the July 15, 2020 and August 12, 2020 School Board Meeting.
Dr. Gallon’s items addressed the following:
H-12: Parental Training and Support For Digital Learning
(to read this item in full, please click on the link below)
H-9: Exploration of Withdrawal Of The Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) From The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
(to read this item in full, please click on the link below)
To view or read the closed captioning of the upcoming September 9, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting, please visit

Discussion on “The Culture”


On July 3, 2020, Dr. Gallon sat down with Jessica Garrett Modkins from “The Culture” and engaged in an unfiltered discussion on M-DCPS’ reopening plan, social justice for Blacks, and related and relevant issues critically important to their community, state, nation, and culture.


To see the full conversation, click on the link below:


The Culture sits down on this Holiday Edition to get real with friend to the show, Dr. Steve Gallon, III, Vice-Chairman of Miami-Dade County School Board. It's an unfiltered discussion on MDCPS, The State of the World and a heightened level of accountability. Tune it to this conversation – There's Levels to This *Ish!

Posted by The Culture on Friday, July 3, 2020


To Disrupt the World for Good



On July 23, 2020, Dr. Gallon engaged in a discussion about the launch of the Florida Memorial University (FMU) Social Justice Institute and the work it will undertake to address racial disparities and the nature of inequality in South Florida
To see the full conversation, click on the link below:


A Virtual Conversation on the Re-opening of Schools



On the evening of July 28, 2020, Dr. Gallon discussed the reopening of schools, education, and related issues alongside Ruban Rob and members of the NAACP Miami-Dade Branch.

To see the full conversation, click on the link below:


Discussion on “The Culture”


On the morning of July 31, 2020, Dr. Gallon made a second appearance on “The Culture” alongside Jessica Garrett Modkins to discuss withdrawing from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), Reopening of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Black and Minority Business participating during COVID-19, Distance Learning, and Employee Safety, Equity, and Impact.
To watch the full discussion below:
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Kids & Covid-19


Dr. Gallon was humbled and honored to join in on a conversation about kids and COVID-19 with Opa-Locka Commissioner Sherelean Bass held on August 2, 2020.
To watch the full conversation, click on the link below:

Sunday Talk with Luther Campbell


Dr. Gallon had a great conversation with Luther Campbell on his live Sunday Talk series on August 2, 2020. “It is always a pleasure to have real, authentic conversations with persons who are connected to the community and the work of uplifting our children,” said Dr. Gallon.
Over 30K people viewed this engaging and enlightening segment.
To watch this episode, click on the link below:

1000 Meals Food Distribution


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Dr. Gallon had a great day partnering with the Miami Dolphins Foundation for a COVID-19 Food Relief Drive at Nomi’s Restaurant and Grill in North Miami on August 8, 2020. They gave over 1,000 hot meals to District 1 residents and families during this time of need and supported and stimulated a local, Black-owned business.
He gave a huge thank you to Jason Jenkins of the Miami Dolphins, the City of North Miami, the Association of Haitian Educators of Dade, and all the partners who made this event a success. “Service is the rent we pay for living”, quoted Dr. Gallon.

Meet Me Mondays



On August 10, 2020, Dr. Gallon joined community leader and servant Councilman Joseph Kelley on “Meet Me Monday” to discuss school reopening and related educational and community issues.
To see the full discussion, click on the link below:

Let’s Talk MoWash



On August 11, 2020, Dr. Gallon sat down with Moses Washington and engaged in a conversation about the progress of education in District 1 as parents, teachers, and alumni association members listened in.
Click on the link below to listen if you missed it:

5000 Role Models of Excellence 2020 Virtual Academic Signing Ceremony



Dr. Gallon was humbled and honored to participate in the celebration of young men going off to college at the 5000 Role Model of Excellence College Scholarship Awards 2020 Virtual Academic Signing Ceremony held on August 16, 2020.
To view the video, click on the link below:

Discussion on “The Culture”




Days before the 2020-2021 school year began, Dr. Gallon joined Jessica Garrett Modkins on “The Culture” to discuss the reopening of schools for distance learning on August 28, 2020.
To see full discussion, click on the link below:

Conversations with Dr. Gallon


During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Gallon has been very vocal and active by engaging in conversations on education, Covid-19, and the reopening of schools. Please see the links below to view several interviews, articles, conversations and discussions on what Dr. Gallon had to say about these topics:
  • Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon joins TWISF
  • Miami-Dade Public Schools’ continues to be targeted by cyber attacks, district officials say
  • Dr. Steve Gallon III Reflections on Freedom, Struggle, and Fight for Justice                       
  • Miami-Dade County Schools Will Now Offer Parents Training and Resources for Quarantine Homeschooling                                    
  • Miami-Dade School Board Approves Parental Training & Support For Digital Learning