- Miami-Dade County School Board Member Robert B. Ingram
hosted a "Read-to-Lead" awards ceremony at Opa-Locka
Elementary School to commemorate the many accomplishments
of students in District 1, which he represents.
Improving reading ability must head our
efforts to improve student performance," said Dr.
Ingram, who launched a "Read-To-Lead" initiative
in District 1.
Reading expands one's ability to write,
to compute, to think, and to articulate one's thoughts,"
Highlights of the evening included award
presentations by Dr. Ingram and a workshop for parents
on issues such as Home-To-Work, preparation for the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test, college readiness, health
care, and the governor's voucher-A+ plans.
Featured celebrity readers included School
Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, Board Member Betsy
Kaplan, State Sen. Kendrick Meek, State Reps. Willie Logan
and Frederica Wilson, Judge William Johnson, Channel 10
News anchor Vicky Frazier-Williams, Title 1 Executive
Officer Maybeline Truesdell, and Miami Dolphin Hall-Of-Famers
Larry Little, Mercury Morris, Dwight Stevenson, and Charles
Stated Dr. Ingram, "May this adventure
awaken each child and spark an interest in reading that
enhances viable, lifelong reading habits."