Brothers Chris Stevenson and Bro. Takevess Hatcher, Julie Francis (2019 GSEA Instruction), Brenda Swain (Principal), Brothers Edward Woodbury, and Bryan Jones during the award presentation at Miami Shores Elementary School.
The Iota Pi Lambda Education Foundation, Inc. (IPLEF) congratulates its 2019 Golden Standard in Education Award (GSEA) Recipients: Ms. Rhonda Y. Williams (Barbara Hawkins Elementary School) – Administrator, Ms. Julie Francis (Miami Shores Elementary School) – Fourth Grade Teacher, and Mrs. Pamela Tiensley-Hall (Herbert Ammons Middle School) – Head Custodian. Impart to our community partners – Casa Faroy, Target, Massage Envy, Office Depot, and Apple – this year’s GSEA nominees received select gift card prize packages in addition to an award. GSEA winners were selected from a pool of nominations submitted by their peers and/or community members. One winner is selected (for their commitment and selfless service to the students of Miami Dade County Public Schools) from each of the following categories: District, School Leadership, Instructional Staff, and Support Staff. The IPLEF is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the local fraternity, the Iota Pi
Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. For nearly 50 years, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has served the southern Miami-Dade community through its execution of myriad social, civic, and philanthropic initiatives. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first collegiate fraternity established for men of African descent. Among its most notable members include Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owen, Duke Ellington, W.E.B DuBois, Frederick Douglass, and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey.