perla-tabares-hantman_web.jpgThe school boards of Miami-Dade and Broward elected their chairs and vice chairs last week. Perla Tabares Hantman, school board member and chair for the past three years, was elected for the fourth consecutive time to chair the Miami-Dade County School Board for the year ahead.

“I would like to thank my fellow School Board members for the trust they have put in me.  I will continue working hard and steady toward the betterment of all the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools,” said Hantman.

This is Hantman’s seventh time as chair since she was first elected to the School Board in 1996 to represent District 4.  She was the first Hispanic woman to serve as chair, and has previously served in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Lawrence S. Feldman was elected for the third time as vice chair.  Feldman, who represents District 9, was elected to the School Board in 2008.  He served as vice chair in 2010 and 2011.

Additional School Board members include: Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (District 2), Susie V. Castillo (District 5), Carlos L. Curbelo (District 7) Wilbert “Tee” Holloway (District 1) Dr. Martin Karp (District 3) Marta Pérez (District 8), Raquel A. Regalado (District 6).

The School Board of Broward County members elected Patricia Good, chair and Donna Korn, vice chair. The nominations and voting took place during the School Board’s Annual Organization Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19. Both School Board members were unanimously elected.

Good was elected to the Board in 2010 and reelected unopposed in 2012 as representative for District 2. She served most recently as vice chair to the School Board. Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in South Florida, Good attended public schools in Miami-Dade County.

As the first member of her family to attend college, she earned a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Barry University. She is also a graduate of the Good Government Initiative Cultivating Leaders of Excellence Program, sponsored by the University of Miami in 2012.

Korn was appointed by Governor Rick Scott in August 2011, to fill the School Board District 4 Seat and was elected in November 2012 to represent the Countywide At-Large, Seat 8. A graduate of Broward County Public Schools Western High School in Davie, Korn earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Emory

University. She has completed courses towards a Master’s degree in Urban Education at Florida International University. Additional School Board members include: Robin Bartleman (Countywide At-Large, Seat 9), Abby M. Freedman (District 4), Katherine M. Leach (District 3), Ann Murray (District 1), Dr. Rosalind Osgood, (District 5), Laurie Rich Levinson (District 6) and Nora Rupert (District 7).