The Iota Pi Lambda Education Foundation Inc. (IPLEF) congratulated its 2019 Golden Standard in Education Award (GSEA) recipients: Rhonda Y. Williams, Barbara Hawkins Elementary School, administrator; Julie Francis, Miami Shores Elementary School, fourth grade teacher, and Pamela Tiensley-Hall, Herbert Ammons Middle School, head custodian (pictured).
This year’s GSEA nominees received select gift card prize packages in addition to an award thanks in part to Casa Faroy, Target, Massage Envy, Office Depot, and Apple.
GSEA winners were selected from a pool of nominations submitted by their peers and/or community members. One winner is selected (for their commitment and selfless service to the students of Miami Dade County Public Schools) from each of the following categories: District, School Leadership, Instructional Staff, and Support Staff.
The IPLEF is the philanthropic arm of the local fraternity, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. For nearly 50 years, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has served the southern Miami-Dade community through its execution of myriad social, civic, and philanthropic initiatives.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is the first collegiate fraternity established for men of African descent. Among its most notable members are Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owen, Duke Ellington, W.E.B. DuBois, Frederick Douglass, and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey.