For Immediate Release
April 11, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
“Over the years, Chairwoman Perla Tabares Hantman has proudly represented Miami-Dade County School Board District 4’s area schools, including those in the Town of Miami Lakes. Her commitment & passion to this community is greatly appreciated and we look forward to continue working with her and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to provide our residents access to great educational opportunities,” Town Mayor Wayne Slaton said.
During the Council meeting, Town Mayor and Council also declared April 8, 2014 as Perla Tabares Hantman Day in Miami Lakes and read a proclamation of her accomplishments. “It is my privilege to have been chosen by the Town of Miami Lakes Mayor and Council Members to receive this prestigious honor,” Tabares Hantman said.
In 1999, Ms. Tabares Hantman was unanimously elected Chair of the MDCSB and became the first Hispanic woman to serve in this prestigious position. She has been as strong supporter of bilingual education and during her tenure has successfully brought new initiatives before the School Board on student safety and well-being.
Miami Dade Public Schools’ Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho also attended the presentation.