April 2016, Volume 20, Number 2

MDC News Bytes

Models of Teaching Excellence

Daisy Su
Daisy Su
Emma Curtis
Emma Curtis

MDC alumnae Daisy Su and Emma Curtis recently were named Rookie Teachers of the Year at their schools. Both are graduates of MDC’s acclaimed School of Education’s Educator Preparation Institute (EPI).  

Su is a music teacher at Sunset Elementary School. Curtis teaches chemistry and advanced placement chemistry at Coral Reef High School.

EPI has been ranked No. 1 in the state by the State of Florida Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention for positively impacting learning. To date, nearly 500 students have completed the program, and most now teach in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

The EPI is housed in the School of Education’s Center for Professional

Development, which also offers teacher certification and recertification courses, and endorsements in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), gifted, prekindergarten disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Data-Driven Instruction Change, Conflict Resolution and Introduction to Brain-Based Teaching are among the innovative recertification courses.


More MDC News Bytes Articles


Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.