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Ackimo Charles

Assistant Principal

Broward County Public Schools

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Ackimo earned his A.A. at BC, his Bachelor's at Florida Atlantic University and his Master's at University of Phoenix. He currently works as an Assistant Principle for Broward County Public Schools. Especially during this pandemic, his goal alongside his coworkers is to enrich their students to learn and engage in the virtual classroom. He has worked with students for almost 20 years, with a mission to teach and educate young students to become great, productive citizens. He also is a proud member of PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC. "As an educator for BCPS for almost 20 years, and currently an Assistant Principal, I ensure every child receives a quality education, access to a mentor and a promising future."

Tamara Chase

President and CEO

Chase Roofing and Contracting

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"I had attended many classes over the years, one at a time and when I got serious I ended up going to BC to complete my A.A. and then to NSU to complete my Bachelor's degree. The common denominator of all the work I do, is to leave things better than where they started".

Robert Clark

Director of Public Services

Town of Pembroke Park

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Robert Clark earned an A.A. at Broward College, a B.A. in Sociology at Florida Atlantic University, and an Executive Master of Public Administration at Florida International University. He is the Director of Public Services at the Town of Pembroke Park. As the Director of Public Services, he directs the parks & recreation, storm water & sewer, roads & streets, facilities & building maintenance departments. Robert has plenty of previous experience as a Maintenance Manager.

Francine Colas, MSN, FNP-BC, CHEP

Public Health Instructor

West Coast University

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Francine Colas earned an AS at BC and continued her education at Florida International University where she earned a BS in Registered Nursing and a Master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner. She is now working towards earning a Ph.D. in Registered Nursing. She is a Public Health Instructor I at West Coast University as well as the CEO & President of Colas Empire LLC. As a Public Health Instructor and PhD Candidate she is researching ways to improve health outcomes for children and youth with special health care needs. She has plenty of experience in the medical industry and is also a part of organizations like the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Florida Nurses Association.

Laura Cordeiro

Teacher

Franklin Academy

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"Thanks to my positive experience at Broward College I am a dedicated and student-focused teaching professional who is committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging learning environment for all students." "I also possess superior interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, parents and staff."

John Cordero

Autism Education Teacher

Broward County Public Schools

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John Cordero earned an A.A. at Broward College, a B.Ed. in Special Education and Teaching at Florida Atlantic University, and an MEd in Special Education and Teaching at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is an Autism Education Teacher as well as an Aftercare Teacher at Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). Here he instructs elementary age students with autism, within a self-contained structured classroom environment. He utilizes various modes of communication to encourage student participation, implements differentiated lessons, student centers, classroom management procedures, and administers diagnostic assessments. Alongside his position at BCPS, John is also a Direct Care Counselor at Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options.