Dr. Robert Ingram Will Hold A 'Read to Lead' Ceremony


December 10, 1999
For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzanne Matthews
Fax: 305-995-2722

MIAMI - Dr. Robert B. Ingram, District l School Board Member, will hold a "Read to Lead" awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Opa-locka Elementary School, 600 Ahmad St., Opa-locka. The ceremony will be a celebration of the many accomplishments of District l students and will include:

• Award presentations to students

• Readings by Miami-Dade County School Board members, Superintendent of Schools Roger C. Cuevas, Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas, State Sen. Kendrick Meek, and a host of sports celebrities.

• A "Hands On" workshop for parents on issues such as Home-to-Work, FCAT prep, college readiness, health care, and the Governor's voucher and A+ plans.

"Our effort to improve student performance must be reading, " said Dr. Ingram. "To that end, parents and other members of the community and our school district must work together. District l has embarked on a "Read to Lead" initiative with the belief that reading expands one's ability to write, compute, think, and articulate thoughts," Dr. Ingram added.

To contact Dr. Ingram, please call 305-995-1340 or e-mail