Perla Tabares Hantman of Miami Lakes was re-elected for an unprecedented 14th time as chair of the Miami-Dade County School Board.
Tabares Hantman represents District 4. She was originally elected to the school board in 1996 and is the first Hispanic woman to serve as chair.
Her previous years of service leading the board are from 1999 - 2001, and then each consecutive year from 2010 - 2015, and again from 2017 - 2021, the school district said on Nov. 16.
“With much appreciation and enthusiasm, I accept this great honor given to me by my colleagues,” Tabares Hantman said in a press statement.
“As a board, with the assistance of the superintendent, his team, our teachers and support personnel, we have the responsibility of improving the education and learning environment of our students,” she said.
Dr. Steve Gallon III was re-elected as vice chair. Gallon represents District 1 and was first elected to the school board in 2016. He is beginning his third term as vice chair, the board said.