Dedicated to highlighting academic excellence in City of Homestead schools, Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado and the City of Homestead Education Committee recognized Homestead Senior High teacher Kathy L. Horton and Campbell Drive K-8 student Ryan Taute, as winners of the 2013 Teacher and Student of the First Quarter Award. The Education Committee invited Homestead schools to nominate the best students and teachers if the first quarter and then reviewed the entries to select the winners.
“It is important to honor teachers and students who are an example of the successes we have been experiencing in our Homestead schools,” said Councilman Maldonado Liaison of the Homestead Education Committee. “I am proud to award our very deserving recipients for their hard work and the difference they make every day in our community.”
Councilman Maldonado and the Homestead Education Committee awarded the winner of the 2013 teacher of the first quarter award during a special presentation of the May 15th Homestead City Council meeting. Kathy L. Horton of Homestead Senior High received a medal and certificate for her dedication and commitment to the academic achievement and excellence of all her students. Councilman Maldonado also honored student Ryan Taute of Campbell Drive Elemetary K-8 who received a medal and a certificate for his dedication and commitment to academic excellence and achievement. Also, present to recognize the winners were Miami-Dade County School Board District 9 Member Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, South Region Superintendent Dr. Alexis L. Martinez, and Homestead Education Committee members Cecelia Magrath, and Susan LaGuardia.
With so many qualified teachers and students dedicated to educational excellence, Councilman Maldonado and the Homestead Education Committee decided to also honor all the Homestead students and teachers who were nominated for the 2013 Teacher and Student of the First Quarter Award. Over 30 Homestead students and teachers were honored with a medal and a certificate of recognition at the May Council meeting.