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

By Univision PR Team

May 24, 2017

MIAMI, FL – May 24, 2017 –Univision Miami in collaboration with Papa John’s Pizza and Nova Southeastern University, will honor ten outstanding South Florida teachers at the 16th Annual “Un Maestro Especial” (A Special Teacher) awards luncheon. The event will be hosted by WLTV-Univision 23 anchor Sandra Peebles at the Miami Lakes Educational Center on Thursday, May 25th.

Created by Univision Miami 16 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.

“We are proud to honor these exceptional teachers with the ‘Un Maestro Especial’ award,” said Claudia Puig, senior vice president and general manager of Univision Miami. “Our teachers in the community have the very special assignment to educate and empower our future leaders and together with our partners we want to ensure the champions of education are recognized for their indispensable commitment to academic excellence.”

This year’s winners, selected from hundreds of applications submitted by students, parents and professional colleagues, are: Yvette Rodriguez, Hialeah Gardens Middle School; Ivette Lirio, Hialeah Gardens Middle School; Roberto Rabelo, South Miami Middle Community School; Lisa Marie Gomez, Pinecrest Elementary School; Gina Marmol, Coral Reef Senior High School; Elena Capablanca, La Salle High School; Annette Fernandez, Biscayne Elementary School; Maria Chandon, Norland Elementary School; Gabriela Kilianski, Oakridge Elementary School and Olga Benoit, Mater Academy Charter Middle School.

“We are very proud sponsors of the ‘Un Maestro Especial’ campaign,” said Ricky Warman, president of Pizzerias, LLC and franchise owner of Papa John’s Pizza in South Florida.  “As a community, it is very important for us to recognize those educators who are making a difference, and make learning a memorable and meaningful experience for students.”

“To be a teacher is more than a profession, it is a vocation. Today we honor the brave teachers of our community,” said Dr. Armando Rodriguez, executive director, Education Programs in Latin America, FCE, Nova Southeastern University. “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.”

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

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UNIVISION MIAMI, PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA Y NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OTORGAN RECONOCIMIENTO A 10 SOBRESALIENTES MAESTROS DEL SUR DE FLORIDA CON EL PREMIO “UN MAESTRO ESPECIAL” EN EL 16TO ALMUERZO ANUAL DE PREMIACIÓN

MIAMI, FL –24 DE MayO De 2017– Univision Miami en colaboración con Papa John’s Pizza y Nova Southeastern University, otorgarán reconocimiento a diez maestros sobresalientes del sur de Florida en el 16to almuerzo anual de premiación “Un Maestro Especial”. El evento, que contará con la conducción de Sandra Peebles, presentadora de noticias de WLTV-Univision 23, se llevará a cabo el jueves, 25 de mayo en el Miami Lakes Educational Center.

“Un Maestro Especial”, creado por Univision Miami hace 16 años, otorga reconocimiento y recompensa a aquellos maestros que van más allá del deber y tienen un impacto positivo y profundo en sus alumnus.

“Nos enorgullece homenajear a estos maestros excepcionales con el premio ‘Un Maestro Especial’”, dijo Claudia Puig, vicepresidenta sénior y gerente general de Univision Miami. “Los maestros en nuestra comunidad tienen una tarea muy especial, que es educar y empoderar a los líderes futuros, y queremos asegurarnos, junto con nuestros aliados, de que se otorgue reconocimiento a los promotores de la educación por su compromiso indispensable con la excelencia académica”.

Los ganadores de este año, seleccionados entre cientos de solicitudes presentadas por estudiantes, padres de familia y colegas, son: Yvette Rodríguez, Hialeah Gardens Middle School; Ivette Lirio, Hialeah Gardens Middle School; Roberto Rabelo, South Miami Middle Community School; Lisa Marie Gómez, Pinecrest Elementary School; Gina Mármol, Coral Reef Senior High School; Elena Capablanca, La Salle High School; Annette Fernández, Biscayne Elementary School; María Chandon, Norland Elementary School; Gabriela Kilianski, Oakridge Elementary School, y Olga Benoit, Mater Academy Charter Middle School.

“Nos enorgullece auspiciar la campaña ‘Un Maestro Especial’”, dijo Ricky Warman, presidente de Pizzerias, LLC y propietario de la franquicia de Papa John’s Pizza en el sur de Florida. “Como comunidad, es muy importante para nosotros otorgar reconocimiento a estos educadores quienes están teniendo un impacto y haciendo que el aprendizaje sea una experiencia memorable y significativa para los alumnos”.

“Ser maestro es más que una profesión; es una vocación. Hoy rendimos homenaje a los valientes maestros de nuestra comunidad”, dijo el Dr. Armando Rodríguez, director ejecutivo de programas educativos en América Latina, FCE, Nova Southeastern University. “La Facultad de Educación Abraham S. Fischler en Nova Southeastern University se enorgullece de ofrecer a los ganadores una beca para que continúen su educación porque en alguna parte, algo grandioso les espera por aprender y compartir”.

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

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