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Univision Miami Honors 10 Outstanding South Florida Teachers with the “Un Maestro Especial” Award

By Univision PR Team

May 24, 2018

Univision Miami, Papa John’s Pizza, Palmetto 57 Nissan and Volkswagen and Nova Southeastern University Honor 10 Outstanding South Florida Teachers with the “Un Maestro Especial” Award at the 17th Annual Awards Luncheon

MIAMI, FL – May 24, 2018 – Univision Miami, in collaboration with Papa John’s Pizza, Palmetto 57 Nissan and Volkswagen and Nova Southeastern University, honored 10 outstanding South Florida teachers at the 17th annual “Un Maestro Especial” (A Special Teacher) awards luncheon. Univision Miami Anchor Sandra Peebles hosted the event at the Miami Lakes Educational Center on Thursday, May 24th.

Created by Univision Miami 17 years ago, “Un Maestro Especial” recognizes and rewards teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty and have a distinct and profound impact on their students.

This year’s winners, selected from hundreds of applications submitted by students, parents, and professional colleagues, are:

  • Manuel Maestre, Kinloch Park Middle School
  • Susan Nussbaum, TERRA Environmental Research Institute
  • Edgar O. Rubio, Silver Trail Middle School
  • Anita Scott, Hialeah Gardens Middle School
  • Odalis Soto, Miami Lakes Educational Center
  • Nancy Valdes, Jorge Mas Canosa Middle School
  • Maggie Vidal-Santos, Ruth K Broad Bay Harbor K-8 School
  • Lauren Vila, Kendale Elementary School
  • Kelly Welsh, Hialeah Gardens Middle School
  • Daniel Vinat, Felix Varela High School

“Recognizing the champions of education through the “Un Maestro Especial” campaign is at the forefront of our mission of empowering our community,” said Claudia Puig, president and general manager of Univision Miami. “Together with our partners, we are able to pay tribute to the special teachers whose mission to teach goes beyond the classroom to positively impact our youth and their future.”

“We are very proud to be involved with ‘Un Maestro Especial’ once again,” said Ricky Warman, CEO, Pizzerias, LLC and franchise owner of Papa John’s Pizza in South Florida. “Our children will be the leaders of our community in the future. That is why it is important for us to recognize those educators that make learning an unforgettable experience for students.”

“The entire Palmetto57 Nissan and Palmetto57 Volkswagen family is proud to join Univision in recognizing 10 outstanding teachers,” said Roger Tovar, President of RT Holdings, LLC owner of Palmetto57 Nissan and Palmetto57 Volkswagen. “We value the importance of a quality education for our future leaders and as such are thrilled to be able to contribute $10,000 in recognizing these outstanding teachers who work so hard. We congratulate the winners and thank them for the work that they do.”

“Those who dare to teach never cease to learn. Today we honor the brave teachers of our community and the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University is proud to offer our honorees a scholarship to continue their education because somewhere something incredible is waiting to be learned and shared,” said Dr. Beatriz B. Diaz, Director International Teacher Education Program, FCE, Nova Southeastern University.

Visit corporate.univision.com/newco for more information on UCI, and follow @UCIPRTeam on Twitter and Instagram.

CONTACT:  Ángela Ramos Univision 23 305-487-5550 aramos@univision.net

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Univision Miami, Papa John’s Pizza, Palmetto 57 Nissan y Volkswagen y Nova Southeastern University Premian a 10 Sobresalientes Maestros del Sur de Florida con el Galardón “Un Maestro Especial” en el 17mo Almuerzo Anual

MIAMI, FL –24 DE MayO De 2018– Univision Miami, en colaboración con Papa John’s Pizza, Palmetto 57 Nissan y Volkswagen y Nova Southeastern University, premiaron a 10 maestros sobresalientes del sur de Florida en el 17mo almuerzo anual “Un Maestro Especial”. Sandra Peebles, presentadora de noticias de Univision Miami, fue la anfitriona del evento que se realizó el jueves, 24 de mayo en el centro educativo de Miami Lakes.

“Un Maestro Especial”, creado por Univision Miami hace 17 años, es un galardón para los maestros que van más allá del deber y tienen un impacto singular y profundo en sus alumnos.

Los ganadores de este año, seleccionados entre cientos de solicitudes presentadas por estudiantes, padres de familia y colegas, son:

  • Manuel Maestre, Kinloch Park Middle School
  • Susan Nussbaum, TERRA Environmental Research Institute
  • Edgar O. Rubio, Silver Trail Middle School
  • Anita Scott, Hialeah Gardens Middle School
  • Odalis Soto, Miami Lakes Educational Center
  • Nancy Valdés, Jorge Más Canosa Middle School
  • Maggie Vidal-Santos, Ruth K Broad Bay Harbor K-8 School
  • Lauren Vila, Kendale Elementary School
  • Kelly Welsh, Hialeah Gardens Middle School
  • Daniel Vinat, Félix Varela High School

“Para nuestra misión de empoderar a nuestra comunidad, es primordial otorgar reconocimiento a los campeones de la educación con la campaña ‘Un Maestro Especial’”, dijo Claudia Puig, presidenta y gerente general de Univision Miami. “Con nuestros aliados, podemos rendir homenaje a los maestros especiales cuya misión de enseñar va más allá del aula y busca tener un impacto positivo en nuestros jóvenes y su futuro”.

“Nos enorgullece volver a participar en ‘Un Maestro Especial’”, afirmó Ricky Warman, director ejecutivo de Pizzerias, LLC y dueño de franquicias de Papa John’s Pizza en el sur de Florida.  “Nuestros jóvenes serán líderes de la comunidad en el futuro. Por eso es importante para nosotros otorgar reconocimiento a estos educadores que hacen que el aprendizaje sea una experiencia inolvidable para los alumnos”.

“Toda la familia de Palmetto57 Nissan y Palmetto57 Volkswagen se enorgullece de unirse a Univision para homenajear a 10 maestros sobresalientes”, dijo Roger Tovar, presidente de RT Holdings, LLC, empresa dueña de Palmetto57 Nissan y Palmetto57 Volkswagen. “Valoramos la importancia de la educación de calidad para nuestros líderes futuros y, como tal, es un gran gusto poder aportar $10,000 para reconocer a estos excelentes maestros que trabajan tanto. Felicitamos a los ganadores y les agradecemos por la labor que realizan”.

“Quienes se atreven a enseñar nunca dejan de aprender. Hoy rendimos homenaje a los valientes maestros de nuestra comunidad, y la Facultad Abraham S. Fischler de Educación en Nova Southeastern University se enorgullece de ofrecer a los ganadores una beca para que continúen su educación porque en alguna parte, les espera algo fabuloso que aprender y compartir”, dijo la Dra. Beatriz B. Díaz, directora del programa internacional de educación docente de dicha facultad en Nova Southeastern University.

Visiten corporate.univision.com/newco para más información sobre UCI y sigan @UCIPRTeam en Twitter e Instagram.

CONTACTO: Ángela Ramos Univision 23 305-487-5550 aramos@univision.net

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