Alumna joins 2020 race for Miami-Dade School Board seat

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After 30 years of helping children receive the best education possible and preparing the next generation of teachers, Miami Springs Councilwoman Mara Zapata is joining the 2020 race for the District 5 seat on the Miami-Dade County School Board.

“As your school board member, I will always be your voice and a determined advocate for your children,” Zapata added in the release announcing her candidacy.

She attended Florida International University, earning both a Bachelors in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She also earned a doctorate in Science Education from Florida State University.

Zapata told FloridaPolitics that she sees serving on the school board as a continuation of her dedication to the betterment of our children through education.

This article first appeared in Florida Politics on July 2, 2019.