Presented During Hispanic Heritage Month, Cervantes Outstanding Educator Award Given to Daphne Dominique

Posted: Apr 22 2014

HISPANIC.COM) Miami, FL…November 4, 2013: Daphne DominiqueArchbishop Curley Notre Dame 6 to 12 Prep’s Assistant to the Principal and Choral Director has won theCervantes Outstanding Educator Award.  Presented each year during Hispanic Heritage Month, the award helps pay special tribute to those members of the Miami-Dade County Schools who have made significant contributions to promoting excellence in the education of the area’s Hispanic Students. 

The awardees were honored at the 16th Annual Cervantes Outstanding Educator Award Ceremony on October 23, 2013 at the Hilton Miami Airport. This event is hosted each year by Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Fischler School of Education and Human Services and its Hispanic Advisory Board.

Daphne Dominique was born in Haiti and came to the United States in 1988.   She and her husband have raised their family in Miami and both of their children graduated from Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep. Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she has assisted her sister with caring for 2 nephews and niece who relocated to Miami – two attend and one graduated from ACND.   She has worked at ACND as the Assistant to the Principal for 5 years ago.

“Mrs. Dominique has grown to be much more than an employee and has become a part of the very fabric of what ACND is all about – Family,” commented Douglas Romanik, ACND Principal.  “She has served the multicultural families of ACND well over the years through the direction of our choral group the Knightingales, producing numerous dramatic and musical shows each year, and being a mentor to all students who encounter her goodwill and smiling face.   Mrs. Dominique most importantly serves as ACND’s liaison with the Step Up For Students program guiding families through the process so that they can afford a Catholic education.”

Archbishop Curley Notre Dame 6 to 12 Prep offers Spanish for native speakers and non-speaking students as well as an Advance Placement college credit course.   ACND strives to instill in their students an appreciation and respect for other cultures while giving them a firm grasp in communicative skills that will serve them in real-life situations.

More information about ACND’s programs can be found at www.acnd.net.

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