Mater Gardens gets its ‘A’ grade

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, October 18, 2023

     Mater Gardens Academy received its ‘A’ flag on Sept. 28 at the campus, at 9010 NW 178th Lane in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. The banner represents the school’s performance during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Giving Gators charity, Mayor Manny Cid and Councilman Tony Fernandez presented the flag to the school. Giving Gators, Layer 8 Solutions and Major League Signs sponsored the project. 

    Shown from left are Mayor Manny Cid; Councilman Tony Fernandez; Mater Gardens Academy Lead Teacher Kristen Valarezo; Mater Gardens Academy Principal Pilar Fernandez Rives, who is married to Tony Fernandez; Giving Gators President Denis Brenis; Mater Gardens Academy Asst. Principal Lissette Piloto; Mater Gardens Academy Program Specialist Lynette Jurado and Giving Gators founder Daylin Garcia.