Alumna, Michelle Kefford awarded for career in education

Michelle Kefford
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School of Education and Human Development alumna and Majory Stoneman Douglas Principal, Michelle Kefford, is one of Broward Education Foundation’s 2019 “Hall of Fame” honorees.

Kefford earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Science Education at FIU which prepared her for her role as principal.

As a recipient of this year’s Office Depot Education Achievement Award and the 2019 Florida Principal of the Year, Kefford is continuing to be recognized for her dedication and achievements in the world of education.  

Throughout her career, Kefford has worked to develop current policies to ensure equity of transgender students in Broward County Public Schools and other school districts. She also launched “Kefford’s Kids,” a peer mentoring program designed to improve both the moral and academic achievement of students.

“It’s very humbling to be recognized for the service that you do and the work that you love to do. I love what I do, so it’s very rewarding to be able to be honored for doing something that you love,” Kefford told EagleEyeNews.

This article first appeared in Parkland Talk on September 27, 2019.