As a South Florida native, I am proud to call Broward County my home
and the ideal setting to raise my three children. As a proud graduate of Western High School, I experienced the advantages offered by our public school system which prepared me for my post-secondary education as I was accepted and earned my Bachelor’s Degree at Emory University.
As a parent, I had many choices for my own children’s education. My children have attended and flourished at their respective elementary, middle, and high schools. They have excelled academically while learning civic responsibility and exploring many extra-curricular activities such as sports and after-school activities sponsored at their schools.
I am proud to be a part of the continuous expansion of the academic offerings for our students, to ensure every child has the opportunity to meet their highest potential by exploring an endless array of academic interests. Education is more than just academic classes. It is exposing students to ideas, jobs, and skills that they may never have even known existed and intrigue their interest as they stay engaged in their K-12 education.
My own children have participated in the expanded sports programs, coding through the code.org Countywide initiative, debate infused throughout our middle and high school programs, advanced placement course offerings with unparalleled success throughout the state, dual enrollment courses which provide free post-secondary credits, as well as specialized CTACE programs which are changing the path for their future.
So much progress has been made since I graduated from Western High School in 1989. I am excited to continue to be part of these monumental steps forward as we continue to grow programs and access available to each and every student across Broward County.
I have long given back to Broward County. I have served as the chair of the Children’s Services Board of Broward County and served on the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County. I am a founding member and past vice-chair of Voices for Children of Broward County. I was a Guardian Ad Litem for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. I was a contributor and Board Member of HANDY Inc., an organization that supports Broward County’s foster care children and those placed under protective supervision. I was a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Broward County. I was presented the Phoenix Award (Civilian Award for Bravery) by the City of Pembroke Pines. I have served in leadership roles for Broward County schools on several occasions, including serving on the Community Budget Task Force. I was a past chair of the Facilities Task Force and a past member of the Site Review Committee and the Oversight Committee for Interlocal Agreement. I served at my local school level as the PTA Corresponding Secretary at a Broward County public school where I held the office of President and served as a member since 2006.
I currently serve on the Children Services Council, the Value Adjustment Board, and on the board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
I joined Cushman & Wakefield as the Managing Director of Commercial Brokerage through their purchase of Taylor & Mathis where I served as the Director of Leasing with extensive experience in landlord representation, business development, tenant representation, and Investment Sales. Before joining Taylor & Mathis, I was the Senior Vice-president at Colliers Abood Wood-Fay Real Estate Group. I am a former English teacher at Western High School, Broward County, (1995-1997) and I served as a substitute teacher for Broward County Public Schools (1993-1995). I was named the 2010 Top Dealmaker of the Year for Office Leasing as presented by the Daily Business Review and the 2008 – 2018 Power Broker as presented by Costar, as a Top Leasing Firm in South Florida, and I was recognized as a 2018 South Florida Business Journal Influential Business Woman.
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