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BCPS Michael J. Ramirez Honored With 2016 Leadership Award by the Hispanic Education Coalition

Friday, September 23, 2016

Congratulations to Michael J. Ramirez, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) director in the Office of School Performance and Accountability (OSPA), for being honored with the 2016 leadership award by the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC) of Palm Beach County (HEC).

This award is in recognition of Ramirez’s contributions and dedicated service to promoting educational equity for Hispanic/Latino students. Among his achievements, Ramirez helped establish the Florida Chapter of the Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (ALAS). 

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie presented Ramirez with the leadership award at today’s second annual Hispanic Leadership Awards luncheon. The luncheon was hosted by HEC, in partnership with the José Martí Foundation, which recognizes individuals who are making a difference in the lives of Hispanic/Latino students in South Florida.

In his role as director for the Office of School Performance and Accountability, Ramirez is responsible for supervising, coaching and evaluating high school principals. Over the past five years, he has led several District initiatives focused on engaging the Latino community, including Mi Gente, Mi Escuela; La Universidad, Si Se Puede; and Latinos In Action. He has also worked closely with representatives from Washington, D.C. with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. 

Pictured above: Broward County Public Schools, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and Michael J. Ramirez


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