Education Council

Chair: Maria Cruz, Kiwanis Club of Miami Beach
Chair: Maia Mediavilla, Atlantic Broadband


Mission Statement:

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Education Council works closely with principals, teachers, parents, administrators, students and Chamber businesses. The Council provides a forum where education issues can be discussed among school system decision makers and local businesses in order to improve Miami Beach’s public and private schools. The mission of the council is to unite the business and education communities of Miami Beach for the benefit of the City’s businesses and residents.

Some of the Council’s accomplishments include an educational brochure for realtors, formation of the Miami Beach High School Construction Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Governmental Affairs Committee (now Advocacy) and awarding the Annual Elayne Weisburd Excellence in Education Award to the Miami Beach Feeder Pattern’s Educator(s) of the Year.  The Chamber was named to the 2003 Miami Today Best of Miami regarding Education.


Elayne Weisburd Excellence in Education Awards, sponsored by FPL
Educators from all nine Beach High feeder pattern schools are honored each year, with one teacher chosen as Educator of the Year. This event takes place in late April.

For more information on the Education Council, please contact Wendy Unger Schapira, Council Liaison.