MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The 2024 Francisco R. Walker Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year was handed the keys to a brand-new Toyota on Friday.
Don Clerveaux, a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary School, was honored by School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, the school’s principal Ms. Kimberly Emmanuel, UTD Steward Qiana Rogers and his peers during a ceremony at his school.
Kendall Toyota gifted the brand-new sedan to the outstanding educator.
“We extend our gratitude to Kendall Toyota for their continuous support of our Teacher of the Year Award recipients,” said UTD President Karla Hernandez-Mats. “Mr. Clerveaux’s passion for teaching goes beyond the classroom, leaving an indelible impact on his students’ lives and shaping the future of our society.”
As a science teacher, Clerveaux has motivated his fellow teachers to become certified to take their students to the Everglades.
He has worked for Miami-Dade Public Schools for nine years.