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DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN, School Board Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), was elected to the Board in August 2008, re-elected in 2012 and again in 2016.  He has served as School Board Vice Chair for four years, as Board appointee to the M-DCPS Audit and Budget Advisory Committee, as Chair of the Fiscal Committee and served as Ex-Officio on all School Board Committees in his capacity as School Board Chair during the 2016-17 school year. During his 45 years of service to M-DCPS, he honorably served the education community as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and region director working with the multi-culturally and economically diverse communities throughout Miami.  Dr. Feldman’s expertise and experiences in the areas of public education, innovative educational models, budget and facilities management, and organizational and systemic reform guided his work over the years and as a senior member of several foundations and university teams, including Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education’s International Network of Principal Centers, University of Oxford’s Round Table and the Panasonic Foundation.

Dr. Feldman has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors since joining the School Board including:  Miami Beach Senior High School Alumni Hall of Fame Induction; Minority Chamber of Commerce 2017 Public Official of the Year Award; Champion of Farm Workers Award; South Miami Dade Leadership Award; the School and Community Mental Health Award; the South Dade Community Leadership Award; LULAC Outstanding Leadership Award; Jose Marti Community Service Award; Mexican American Council Community Award; and South Florida After-School All-Stars Award.  Additionally, he is a national and state keynote speaker, presenter and facilitator for professional associations and organizational conferences.  Dr. Feldman received both his B.A. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership/Systemic Reform from The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.  His current term expires November 2020.