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Hugo Perez, managing director at Merge IT, is a Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni honoree. A native Miamian, Hugo graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School. He is a high-spirited entrepreneur and business professional with 30 years of experience in Information Technology. Hugo’s areas of strength include business leadership and relationship management with a strong technical aptitude across advanced data center infrastructure, “Cloud” enablement, business continuity/disaster recovery, and cybersecurity. He has served with numerous and prestigious organizations including the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), the South Florida Technology Alliance Forum (SFTA), and Autism Speaks. Hugo also co-hosted a monthly radio show for almost three years where he spotlighted charitable organizations to increase awareness and visibility. Join us Thursday at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate his accomplishments. Get tickets at the door. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #mergeit

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John Pistorino, the principal of Pistorino & Alam Consulting Engineers, is a Sapoznik InsurancePublic School Alumni honoree. Upon graduating from Coral Gables Senior High, John’s interests steered him to build a postsecondary education in civil engineering. His illustrious 50- year career includes his role as principal-in-charge of Pistorino & Alam Consulting Engineers, Inc. This high-profile engineering firm focuses on code compliance, residential design and construction, schools, high-rise condominiums, highways, bridges, building renovations, and construction administration. Particular projects include construction of Metro-Rail Link to Miami International Airport (MIA), the Palmetto Extension of the MDTA Main Line under the Palmetto Expressway, and the Entrance Road/Bridge Upper and Lower Vehicular Drive System at MIA. John has also served as an expert witness in construction litigation cases and consultant to the Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate his accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #PistorinoAlamConsultingEngineers

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Anne Lehner-Garcia, a vice president and CRA Officer, BAC Florida Bank, is a Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni honoree. Not being afforded the opportunity to receive a higher education degree, Anne worked her way up from the mailroom of what was the largest bank in Florida, leading to a career that now spans more than 40 years. She’s known for generously giving her time and knowledge to ensure each nonprofit in BAC Florida Bank’s portfolio strives to be the very best for the sake of the communities and families they serve. A strong advocate for education and human rights equality, Anne has served as a board member for many organizations and dedicated her time towards numerous causes. She is a proud graduate of Miami Senior High School. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate her accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. https://buff.ly/2GZGTk1. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #bacfloridabank

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Summer means Miami Spice is just two months away. Get ready for Miami's two-month culinary fest by bidding on a package of 10 gourmet dinners for two in the #FortheLoveofArt online auction. Just click on the link in our bio. Make sure to select "Dining." ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveofart #oceanbank #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolfundraiser #supportingpubliceducation #innovationinpublicschools #theeducationfund #charityauction #vacations #dinners #experiences #funinthesun #miamiandbeaches #greatermiamiconventionandvisitorsbureau #gmcvb

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Michelle Lacamoire, a news producer at @local10news , is a @SapoznikInsurance Public School Alumni honoree. Michelle Lacamoire is the 6 p.m. television news producer at Local 10 in Miami. A graduate of South Miami Senior High School she went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at the University of Florida. As a Cuban-American, Michelle traveled to Cuba extensively to help cover groundbreaking moments like former President Obama’s visit and Fidel Castro’s death, and was given unprecedented access to tour the island for an extensive documentary that garnered two Emmy nominations. Michelle continues to cover stories that matter to her community in a nightly, top-rated newscast. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate her accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #wplglocal10 #southmiamiseniorhigh #journalist #broadcast

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Randy “Duke” Johnson, Jr., an NFL running back for the @ClevelandBrowns , is a #SapoznikInsurance Public School Alumni honoree. Selected in the third round and as only the sixth running back of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, Duke is an outstanding American football player who has a great competitive nature and talent to match. Impressed with his skills as a player, the Cleveland Browns extended his contract through 2021. In high school, Duke stood out not only on the football field but in track and field as well. In college, he played for the University of Miami Hurricanes. Duke is a proud graduate of Miami Norland Senior High School.Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate his accomplishments. Get tickets at https://buff.ly/2GZGTk1.⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #clevelandbrowns #norlandseniorhigh #nfl

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Ileana Gonzalez, the controller at @BadiaSpices , is a @SapoznikInsurance Public School Alumni honoree. A graduate of South Miami Senior High School, Ileana’s 26-year career in public accounting has led her to the private sector as an exceptional controller for Badia Spices, Inc. Since taking over the role of controller, she has been responsible for managing all facets of the company, including financial accounting and reporting, pertinent tax planning strategies, risk analysis, personnel, and developing and implementing company policies and procedures. Ileana values time with family immensely and is grateful for the amazing group of family members and work colleagues that allow and support her to do what she loves. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate her accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #miamidadebeaconcouncil #badiaspices

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Congratulations to teachers Debra Reese and Traci Healy and their students at Joella Good Elementary School on winning first place in the state's recipe contest. The team submitted a scrumptious veggie lasagna featuring herbs, eggplants and other vegetables from the school's edible garden. The recipe will be featured in a recipe book published by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and Fresh for Florida Kids. (Funded by Health Foundation of South Florida) #foodforestsforschools #305 #miamidadecounty #miamischools #theeducationfund #edfundgardens #goodnutrition #strongbodiesstrongminds #healthfoundationofsouthflorida #hfsf

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Danielle Gonzalez, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig ( @GT_law ) is a @SapoznikInsurance Public School Alumni honoree. Practicing real estate law for 15 years for Greenberg Traurig, Danielle has used her expertise to handle more than $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions during her career thus far. She has received various awards, including being selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2013 – 2018, and being named as a “Top 40 Under 40” by the South Florida Business Journal in 2017. Out of the office, Danielle is involved with many philanthropic causes and enjoys family time. Growing up in a small town outside of Saratoga, New York, she graduated from Shenendehowa Public High School. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate her accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #greenbergtraurig

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Michael A. Finney, president and CEO of the @BeaconCouncil , is a @SapoznikInsurance Public School Alumni honoree. Michael guides the Miami-Dade Beacon Council in its focus on job creation and economic growth in the county to make it a world-class business destination. He collaborates with key stakeholders including Miami-Dade County, local governments and community organizations, and key private sector leaders throughout the South Florida area. Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and has received numerous awards, including the South Florida Business Journal 2019 Power Leaders 250. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate his accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #miamidadebeaconcouncil

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Bid on beautiful pieces of original artwork at #FortheLoveofArt presented by #OceanBank on Thursday, June 6. All the proceeds from the sale of these original works will fund visual arts education in public schools in Miami-Dade County. Click on the link in our bio for details. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #oceanbankcenterforeducationalmaterials

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Barbara Ferrer, a shareholder at GrayRobinson P.A., is a Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement honoree and a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami office, Barbara is a member of the firm’s real estate and banking and finance practice groups. She is known for her practice focus, which includes representation of institutional lenders and investors in connection with all aspects of real estate-secured and asset-based loans, including construction loans, factoring arrangements, public-private financing, mezzanine financing, low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), affordable housing equity, and debt financing. Recognized with numerous awards including the Up and Comer Award and Dealmaker of the Year, Barbara can attribute her start to Hialeah Senior High School. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate her accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publicschoolalumni #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #grayrobinsonpa

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Miguel Fernandez, assistant news Director, Univision Communications Inc., is responsible for overseeing a team of 20 producers, assignment editors, and editors. He has led the team during continuing coverage of the ongoing Crisis in Venezuela as well as the launch of three new newscasts on UniMas, another Univision network. Miguel has helped shape coverage for various important stories leading to numerous awards including the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award for his team and an Emmy for his own work. With multiple higher education degrees in hand, Miguel is still a proud graduate of Hialeah Senior High School. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate her accomplishments. Get tickets by clicking on the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #gmcvb

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Jennifer Diaz, VP of Communications at GMCVB, is a Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement honoree. Her success includes growing GMCVB’s PR network to strategic markets around the world. Ever the Miamian, Jennifer is a proud graduate of Miami Senior High School. Join us on 6/6 at #FortheLoveofArt to celebrate her accomplishments. Click on the link in our bio for tickets.⠀ ⠀ #fortheloveart #fundraiser #oceanbank #honorees #sapoznikinsurance #publiceducation #visualarts #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #miamischools #305 #miamiandbeaches #gmcvb

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Teacher and @miamischools administrator Eugenio Gant knows quality when he sees it. On a recent trip to Chapman South School, Eugenio spotted materials from the Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials in the classroom. ⠀ ⠀ "Teachers at @ChapmanSouth and @ChapmanEarly are using them to reinforce essential math skills. THANK YOU Ocean Bank for your commitment to @MDCPS teachers and students." ⠀ ⠀ #oceanbankcenter #chapmansouthschool #teachingsupplies #publiceducation #teachersupport #theeducationfund #miamischools #305

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Student Power is our newest program that seeks to inspire high schools to participate in their community. Sunday at 10 a.m. on My TV/33 Linda Lecht, president of The Education Fund, and teacher Natalia Allen talk about the Ed Fund's latest endeavor on Focus on South Florida with host Rudabeh Shahbazi.⠀ ⠀ #studentpower #student #participation #establishingtheirvoice #action #engagement #highschool #theeducationfund #projectcitizen #miamischools #mdcps #305 #publiceducation #education #teacher #student #publicschools

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Read all about it! "Ocean Bank, a steadfast champion of education and leading contributor to The Education Fund, has pledged $300,000 that will spearhead the continuing work of the Ocean Bank Center For Educational Materials through 2022." Click on the link in our bio for the whole story. #oceanbank #corporatephilanthropy #makingadifference #supportingpubliceducation #miamischools #mdcps #teachers #students #givingback #toolstosucceed #schoolsupplywarehoouse #25years #threeyears #3years #2022 #theeducationfund #obcem

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3 months ago

Miami Senior High students College hit the road earlier this month for a two-day tour of colleges throughout Florida. Fifty students visited Florida Gulf Coast University, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida and the University of Florida.⠀ ⠀ The tour was part of our #SmartPath to College program generously funded by Wells Fargo, Miami Bayside Foundation, Miami-Dade County and SunTrust Foundation.⠀ ⠀ #smartpath #theeducationfund #solutions #easyaccess #makingitsimple #theedfund #edfundcollege #collegeprep #collegetrip #collegevisits #collegeclub #collegbound #305 #miamidadecounty #miamidadecounty #miamibaysidefoundation #miamischools #highschool #publiceducation #graduationrate

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Our SmartPath to College Coordinator Mickeal Charles got a chance to share his work at #WeAreMiami hosted by Miami Bayside Foundation. Mickeal works in five area public high schools, helping students apply and prepare for college. #smartpath #theeducationfund #solutions #easyaccess #makingitsimple #theedfund #edfundcollege #collegeprep #collegetrip #collegevisits #collegeclub #collegbound #305 #miamidadecounty #dadefederalcreditunion #miamibaysidefoundation #miamischools #highschool #publiceducation #graduationrate

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Just having some fun! Getting ready for battle tomrw at @educationfundmiami Taste of Education! Tune into @univision23 to hear all about the epic battle going down tomrw!

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SmartPath to College is our program that prepares high school students to achieve their college dreams. We work in five high schools like MIAMI Northwestern Senior High. Today students worked on their #fafsa applications with help from their college resource team, which includes our SmartPath coordinator, Mickeal Charles. Thanks to our funders @wellsfargo , @miamidademedia , @miamibaysidefoundation and @suntrust foundation.

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6 months ago

Thanks to our sponsors for underwriting many of the Idea EXPO teacher workshops, door prizes and fabulous giveaways like tickets to concerts, and @marlins and @MiamiDolphins games, dinners at celebrity-owned restaurants, and passes to local museums. Special thanks go to: Ford Motor Company; @TDBank ; Assurant; Learning A-Z; School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program; PL Dodge Foundation; FPL Connect; Iris Smith; Miami Marlins; Perez Trading Company; Miami Bayside Foundation; Rod and Lucy Petry; Raj Rawal; Anne Marie Miller; Robert Russell Memorial Foundation; and Jack Chester Foundation.

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More pics from the 2018 Idea Expo, our annual teachers conference.

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7 months ago

TD brings its financial literacy training for teachers to the #ideaexpo on Saturday, Dec. 1. Don't miss this great workshop that's geared to helping teachers educate students about the importance of personal financing, training all of us could have used as students. Space is limited. Register now EducationFund.org. ⠀ ⠀ #professionaldevelopment #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #305 #ideaexpo #teacherconference #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018

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Miami-Dade County School Board member Mari Tere Rojas awakened her inner teacher to work alongside educator Indira Gomes for the Teach-A-Thon. Ms. Rojas is among the 250 Teacher Champions participating in the 2018 Teach-A-Thon. The former elementary school teacher volunteered in Ms. Gomes' language arts class at Silverbluff Elementary in Miami. All the Teacher Champions are raising money for their teacher mentors like Indira, and for The Education Fund. To donate, visit EsucationFund.org. #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #iteachathon #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018 #teachathon

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Thanks to Learning A to Z, this year's #ideaexpo on 12/1 will feature lots of tools for teachers to use in the classroom. The only way to access this much sought after software is to sign up. Register at EducationFund.org. ⠀ ⠀ #professionaldevelopment #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #305 #ideaexpo #teacherconference #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018 #tdbank #assurant #fordmotorcompany

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Kensington Park Elementary welcomed Teacher Champion Valeria Sandino, Wells Fargo. A banker from 9 to 5, Ms. Sandino stepped outside her comfort zone to teach a science lesson to Ms. Reinoso's fourth-grade class. Support the #teachathon by donating at EducationFund.org. ⠀ ⠀ #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #iteachathon #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018 #teachathon

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Teacher Willecia Stubbs has discovered a way to make reading fun for uninspired students. The only way to find out her magic is to register for the #IdeaEXPO. Space is filling up fast so sign up now for this workshop sponsored by Assurant. Register at EducationFund.org #professionaldevelopment #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #305 #ideaexpo #teacherconference #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018

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The Education Fund teamed up with the University of Florida Farm to School program to celebrate Florida Crunch at W. J. Bryan Elementary School in North Miami. Florida Crunch from Fresh for Florida Kids, honors the farm-to-table movement and encourages students to eat fresh produce. The Education Fund's Debi LaBelle, a classically trained chef, prepared a salad with greens from the school's food forest. Students loved it! #goodnutrition #eatright #permaculture #foodforest #theeducationfund #educationfundmiami #educationfund #schoolgarden #miamischools #mdcps #schoolgardens #305 #foodforestforschools #educators #administrators #foodandnutrition #farmtotable #uf #ifacs

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Kudos to Ms Gutierrez, one of 100 @WellsFargo team members participating in the Teach-A-Thon. She killed it teaching fiscal literacy to students at Miami Beach Senior High. Support all our #teachathon volunteers and their fundraising efforts by donating at EducationFund.org. ⠀ ⠀ #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #iteachathon #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018 #teachathon

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Don't miss Cutler Bay Senior High teacher La Shanda West at the #IdeaEXPO ON 12/1. Her Shark Tank competition gets students to test their money-making ideas and challenges their perceptions of the business world. Register before it's too late. Use #FALL2018 for a 50% discount. Register at EducationFund.org.⠀ ⠀ #professionaldevelopment #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #305 #ideaexpo #teacherconference #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018

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@cboomervazquez is a champion - a Teach-A-Thon Teacher Champion. This week she took a shot at teaching by taking over a language arts class at Coral Gables Senior High. With help from her teacher mentor Michelle Zaldivar, Christina prepared a lesson on attribution and citation. Now Christina is raising money for Ms. Zaldivar and her students. Help Christina out donate at EducationFund.org. #professionaldevelopment #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #305 #ideaexpo #teacherconference #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018 #teachathon

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The Education Fund is excited to announce the winners of our first prize giveaways from the 2018 #IdeaExpo. We have more prizes like a 5-star hotel stay, a party at Marlins Park, dinners for at several Miami restaurants, and more. Just register for the Idea Expo to qualify to win. #FALL2018 gets you 50% off when you register at EducationFund.org. ⠀ ⠀ #professionaldevelopment #teacher #305 #miamischools #educationfundmiami #theeducationfund #workshops #teacherledworkshops #mdcps #miami #miamidadecounty #publiceducation #education #students #305 #ideaexpo #teacherconference #publiceducation #publicschools #charterschools #2018

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