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Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition names Alexis Martinez, D.Ed., to board of directors
Life-long educator and south regional superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools brings commitment to education, agriculture and youth
By: Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition
Martinez is the South Region Office superintendent for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. (http://www.dadeschools.net/)
"Alexis has an exceptional background in education, which is the founding mission of The Youth Fair. We look forward to his expertise as we work year around to showcase and reward youth achievements and promote South Florida agriculture,"
"I look forward to working with the board as I value the enrichment that The Youth Fair has provided Miami-Dade County's students and community for well over half a century," Martinez said.
Martinez began his career as a biology teacher at Miami Jackson Senior High School after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Marine Biology from the University of Florida. He moved swiftly through the ranks as assistant principal, principal and regional director to his current role as regional superintendent. His hands-on experience includes a special assignment to coordinate the Guantanamo Naval Base Educational Program and Migrant Affairs.
As an ardent supporter of agriculture, Martinez had the honor of opening the Agriscience Academy at William H. Turner Technical Arts Senior High School, which advances technology associated with agriculture. The Agriscience Academy was a model for the School to Work initiative at the time. Martinez holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University.
The Youth Fair awards more than $300,000 annually in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to local public, private, charter and home school students. To date, The Youth Fair has awarded more than $10 million to Miami-Dade County students to help them achieve higher education. The Youth Fair is the only venue where students can showcase their educational, art and science achievements all in one place and be rewarded for their efforts. More than 40,000 student projects are exhibited annually to more than half a million families, friends and fairgoers. Please visit http://fairexpo.com/