BGEC names outstanding teachers

Education Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bob Graham Education Center is recognizing two of its teachers.
Jennifer Leal-Mansito, above, was named Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year.
Leal-Mansito attended public schools in Miami-Dade County and began teaching at BGEC in 2002.
She has held the role of grade level chair, assisted with numerous events at school and mentored new teachers, interns and student volunteers.
The school chose her colleague Rodannie O’Neill as Rookie Teacher of the Year.
O’Neill, shown below, grew up in the area and attended Barbara Goleman Senior High School.
She has taught third graders for the past four years.
O’Neill is pursuing a master’s degree in reading
education at Barry University in Miami Shores, which she hopes to earn in 2021.
Bob Graham Education Center is at 15901 NW 79th Ave. in Miami Lakes. The school consistently earns ‘A’ grades from the Florida Department of Education.
--Megan Jacobo

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