Our Stories

Boyd Anderson High, Broward Principals: Joyce C. Ferguson, Rayfield C. Henderson CEO: Steve Wasserman, Partner, Colliers Abood Wood-Fay

PASS CEO Steve Wasserman’s son is in the International Baccalaureate Program at Boyd--an incredible opportunity. Steve believes that every...

It’s not a case, but rather a cause, that united eight of Florida’s most distinguished law firms to contribute to educational improvement through the Council.

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Partnership Develops Selfless and Savy Student Entrepreneurs

Carlos Artime and Eddy Barea are leaders in their own right, partners by choice, and now they are friends.

Carlos Artime is the Principal of Barbara Goleman High School in Miami-Dade.  Eddy Barea is the Chairman...

Keith Ward made a very special delivery to Miami Edison High School this year. He dropped off tickets for 100 fortunate students and 10 chaperones to attend a special production of the Florida Grand Opera’s Julius...

Bart Christie, Principal of Leewood School

Let’s take a look at Principal Bart Christie’s track record.

In 1999, he started as Principal of Bent Tree Elementary in Miami-Dade, a D school.  Next year, it climbed to a B.  It earned an A next year, and the next...

Hialeah Elementary, Miami-Dade Principal: Carolina Navieras CEO: Jeffrey Miller, President, Weeks Gas

Carmen likes to talk about her school.

She is 8 years old and full of fun, dreams and expectations. Her father attended Hialeah Elementary, as do or did her 6 brothers...

Trish Douglas, Principal of Citrus Springs Elementary

Survive!  That was her goal when Trish Douglas received her first appointment as Principal of Citrus Springs Elementary in 2007.

She faced significant...

Take a look at three dynamic Mayors who encourage collaborations and rally partners to help schools and districts improve education and increase student success.  The Council is proud to work with them and honored that they promote our programs and models. Each of these initiatives is...

Larry Plank was a scientist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission before he was a teacher.  And before he was a distinguished teacher and teacher mentor, he was a struggling new teacher, adapting...