I hope that this June 2019 Newsletter finds you and your family in the joy and relaxation of summer. The 2018-2019 school year has provided tremendous excitement, success, and opportunity for our educators, staff, and most important, our students and I continue to be deeply humbled and honored to continue my life’s work and commitment to service to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
As you continue to enjoy the summer with family and friends, please do so with a love for life and pursuit of joy and happiness. We look forward to your return this Fall with a renewed sense of commitment, dedication, love, and hope for a better, brighter future for public education, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and more important, the children we are tremendously blessed and honored to reach and teach each day.
Again, thanks for your support and all that you do. May God bless and keep each of you and may the wind always be at your back.
Have a Happy and Safe summer!
Let’s go!
Steve Gallon III
School Board Member, District 1
June 19, 2019 Board Meeting
At the June 19, 2019 School Board Meeting, Dr. Gallon was actively engaged in his role as a policy maker as he successfully proffered School Board agenda items that received unanimous approval and support from the Board.
Dr. Gallon’s items addressed the following:
H-4: Declaration of Opposition to Arming Teacher in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
(to read more on this item, please click on the link below)
H-9: Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Support for Census 2020
(to read more on this item, please click on the link below)
H-18: School Board Endorsement of 2019 Dolphins STEAM Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
(to read more on this item, please click on the link below)
District 1 Essay Contest Winners
Dr. Gallon, Region staff, and District 1 administrators gave a special “Thank You” to Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro and Attorney Andre G. Crenshaw for their generous sponsorship and support of the students who won the Student of the Year essay writing contest.
Their generosity afforded 4 elementary school students a trip to Universal Studios and 1 middle and 1 high school student a gift card in the amount of $150.00.
Again, Dr. Gallon and the District 1 community are truly thankful and look forward to your continued support for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
2019 Clarence Pittman Jr. Scholarship Awards
Dr. Gallon attended a great event held by the Miami-Dade Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.
The evening was to once again support and invest in students. He gave congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Clarence Pittman Jr. Scholarship Awards and kudos to Fedrick Ingram for serving as a Master of Ceremony.
Memorial Dedication Service
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Dr. Gallon celebrated the young life of Girault Beaussejor who lost his fight with cancer.
Principal Maytin-Miret of W. J. Bryan Elementary School presented his promotional certificate to his parents for his transition to middle school.
A well-loved and respected student, Girault’s life will be forever honored with the planting of a tree and a bench commentating him.
Dr. Gallon prayed for his loving and dedicated parents and school family.
Baccalaureate Address 
On June 9, 2019, Dr. Gallon was honored and humbled to deliver the Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2019 at the St. Stephens AME Church.
“Educational credentials are not enough…” -Steve Gallon III
Census 2020 Task Force Meeting
Dr. Gallon was humbled to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade County Census 2020 Task Force and to also lead the meeting on June 10, 2019, around ways that schools, community-based organizations, and parents can support these efforts.
He gave special thanks to the Children’s Trust, Early Learning Coalition, PTA, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools for their presentations.
Norland Crime Watch Meeting
Dr. Gallon was pleased to speak and engage with community stakeholders at the Norland Crime Watch Meeting held on June 10, 2019 at the Norland United Methodist Church.
He was proud to give District 1 updates and plans moving forward.
June 2019 School Board Meeting
Dr. Gallon had a great morning at the School Board Meeting on June 19th. He had the opportunity to speak with a friend, brother, and fellow community advocate, State Representative Kionne McGhee.
CareerSource South FL 1st Pre-Apprenticeship Graduates Recognition Ceremony
Dr. Gallon was proud to attend the Career Source South Florida First Pre-Apprenticeship Graduates Recognition Ceremony.
He gave congratulations to the outstanding students who successfully participated and graduated from this program.
He also gave recognition to Principal Adrena Williams and students from Miami Carol City Senior High School which was one of four high schools in the District recognized.
Dr. Gallon believes it is important to provide various educational and career pathways for our students.
Upcoming Events
School Board Meeting
July 24, 2019