July 2015 Update

July 2015

Spotlight On: Board Member Lori R. Hartglass
Council for Educational Change Board Member Lori R. Hartglass has been recognized by the Florida Real Estate Journal as a top woman in Florida commercial real estate, and by Martindale-Hubbell as a preeminent AV (5 out of 5) attorney. Mrs. Hartglass has spent most of her legal career as an equity partner with a major national law firm. Currently she is a partner with Arnstein & Lehr, LLP.

Mrs. Hartglass has long been an active member of the community. She is the founding President of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Fort Lauderdale/ Palm Beach, and a past president of CREW Miami. She has been a fundraiser to find the cure for Cystic Fibrosis annually since 1989. She has served on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and has volunteered for the Florida Grand Opera Leadership Council and Broward Economic Development Council.

Lori is the recipient of the Top Dealmaker of the Year Award from the Daily Business Review, the VISTA Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the JC Penney Golden Rule Award. In 1996, she was one of the community heroes selected to carry the Olympic Torch. Her article, Tax Savings on Multi-State Loans with Florida Real Estate Collateral, has been featured in top real estate publications such as The Real Estate Finance Journal, the Florida Real Estate Journal, and the Corporate Real Estate Executive magazine. Ms. Hartglass received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, and her B.S. in Management from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

PASS© and Executive PASS©
Statewide Sponsors: Raymond James Financial and Publix Super Markets Charities

  • On May 16 UCP of Central Florida (Bailes Campus) celebrated its 60th Anniversary with alumni, staff, current students/families, volunteers, donors and other friends of UCP. The Anniversary Picnic at Barnett Park was a fun family day that highlighted this milestone! Here's to at least 60 more years of helping children with and without disabilities reach their full potential. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is the school’s PASS partner.
  • Attorney Randy Weber had an extremely successful Executive PASS partnership this past year with Sunset Elementary School in Miami-Dade. In addition to organizing a trip to the courthouse for 60 students, he also worked with the school’s National Honor Society advisor for a Student Leadership Workshop.

Commissioner’s Leadership Academy Institutes…
On June 16, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart recognized 147 graduates of the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy Institutes. Commissioner Stewart was joined by State Board of Education Chair Marva Johnson, Chancellor of K-12 Public Schools, Hershel Lyons, and Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality, Brian Dassler. “My enthusiastic congratulations to this year’s Leadership Academy graduates,” said Commissioner Stewart. “These school leaders learned innovative and essential strategies to improve teacher and student success, and I look forward to seeing how they apply their knowledge to make positive change in their schools.”

“The Commissioner’s Leadership Academy is a wonderful opportunity for school leaders to hone their leadership skills,” said Chair Johnson. “I am confident these educators will have a lasting impact in their schools and I encourage future leaders to seek this professional training.” The Council’s Leadership Development programs are supported by the Carnival Foundation, Florida Blue, and Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.

Dr. Elaine Liftin, President and Executive Director of the Council for Educational Change, welcomed the graduates and district leaders to the ceremony and delivered opening remarks. Jim Thompson, Senior Vice President of State Farm, sponsored the graduation reception, and will also provide the opportunity for follow up training for those who wish to continue for an additional year.

The graduation ceremony marked the end of a year-long rigorous professional development program for principals, principal supervisors and education leaders. The job-embedded and research-based program included three Institutes and five school site Learning Walks with a regional cohort. Graduates included Dr. Mark Mullins, Area Superintendent in Brevard County. He is a former graduate of the Council’s Florida Leadership Academy where he participated as an assistant principal. Council consultants Sherry Clark and Dr. Gail Quigley were also graduates.

Congratulations to…
Dawn Baglos, Executive PASS principal and participant in the 2014 – 2015 Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, has been promoted to the position of Administrative Director in the Office of Labor Relations for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She had been the principal of Michael Krop Senior High.

James Haj, a longtime Miami-Dade Executive PASS principal has been promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Human Capital in the Office of Labor Relations. He had previously been a Regional Director in Miami-Dade.

Guarn Sims, 2014 Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award Gold Medallion Winner has been promoted to the position of Director of Adult and Community Education for Palm Beach County Public Schools. He had previously been the principal of Village Academy.

John Pace, a participant in the 2014 – 2015 Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, has been promoted to the position of Administrative Director for Instructional Support in the Educational Transformation Office in Miami-Dade. He had previously been the principal of Myrtle Grove Elementary.

Michael Munz and former PASS CEO Peter Rummell have formed a business venture that will work with forward-thinking companies that have “big ideas.” RummellMunz Partners combines Munz’s communication services with Rummell’s network of resources to focus on people and companies looking to challenge the old way of thinking – “no matter what their business category.”

Helios STEM Academy…
The Hillsborough County Public Schools and Council for Educational Change STEM Strong and Steady journey, supported by a grant from the Helios Foundation, began in August 2012. The Council obtained the grant and facilitated the process along with district leaders and participants from 17 middle schools. The academy model program began with the vision to develop a greater understanding of STEM, provide additional STEM training, and increase communication and collaboration among STEM educators. It has resulted in the development of 12 integrated middle school STEM lessons that connect inquiry-based instructional practice, rigorous science and mathematics standards and technology-augmented learning. The lessons were created, presented, vetted, recreated, enhanced, and are now available online to Hillsborough educators.

On June 9-11, over one hundred middle school educators from the growing STEM initiative attended the Academy, “Solving the STEM Equation.” The networking and conversations about integrated STEM lessons continued along with presentations of the original and new lessons. Additional presentations were made by STEM related partners from Tampa, such as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).


A printable version of the Update is available for download below.

Council for Educational Change Board....Florida's Educational Think Tank
Charles B. Blumenkamp, Chair • Dr. Elaine Liftin, President and Executive Director
Founder, Leonard Miller
Andrew L. Ansin* • Philip F. Blumberg • Columba Bush* • Charles E. Cobb Jr.* • Scott A. Curtis*
Diane Davis • Edward W. Easton* • Dorothy Eisenberg • T. Willard Fair* • Edward T. Foote, II*
Karen Fryd • Karnardo Garnett, Esq. • Dr. Robert W. Graham, III • Steven T. Halverson* • Lori R. Hartglass
Cyrus M. Jollivette* • Jonathan I. Kislak • Joseph E. Mahoney, Jr. • Daniel W. Mahurin* • Gene E. Marshall
Brad Martin • Beth G. Martinez* • Jeffrey Miller • Sue Miller • Robert Moss • Anabel I. Nemrow
Arthur Noriega V • Harold E. Patricoff • Fred Pezeshkan • Andrew S. Rosen • Peter S. Rummell*
Steven J. Saiontz • Ned Shandloff* • Steven J. Uhlfelder • Scott Ulvi • Steven Wasserman
Joe G. Weaver • Lynne Wines* • Dr. Paul Zimmerman    *Life Trustees
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