L to r: Principal Marchel Woods, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, and Zoe Terry with students from Touissant L’Ouverture Elementary School.
School Board Member Dr. Bendross-Mindingall honored Zoe Terry of Zoe’s Dolls and women leaders in the community at the Wednesday, February 15th School Board Meeting. (Photos credit M-DCPS District 2 Office)
Submitted Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
As proposed by Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, the Miami-Dade School Board honored Zoe Terry of Zoe’s Dolls and female leaders in the community at yesterday’s regular Board meeting.
Zoe Terry is a 10-year “girl-preneur” who is the CEO of her non-profit organization, Zoe’s Dolls. Since age 5, Zoe has donated over $20,000 worth of dolls to brown girls in multiple cities in the U.S. and in some African countries.
Recognition of Women’s History Month continues to become increasingly widespread, nationally and throughout the world, as the vital roles of women and their important contributions are emerging. It is for that reason that throughout the school year, students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools study the many contributions of women, how they have impacted history, and their relevance to today’s society. Select curriculum materials will be distributed to all schools to enlighten students about women’s contributions to our community, state, and nation.
“I want to thank Zoe Terry for empowering young brown girls and giving them toys that they might not have been otherwise able to receive. I would also like to thank women leaders within the community for helping me honor March 2017 as Women’s History month,“ said Dr. Bendross-Mindingall.