Company: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Location: Miami, FL, United States
MIAMI, FL, October 1, 2012, Ramona L. Frischman, Ed.D., Former Project Manager of the District Service Learning Program at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational program development.
Prior to her retirement from the school district, Dr. Frischman utilized her sprawling skill set, which encompassed a sophisticated background in partnerships and intergenerational and service-learning programs in order to unite young and mature generations. The award-winning academic professional possesses the unique ability to develop creative programs for teachers and students, think outside the box, and move away from traditional teaching practices in ways that empower youth. She also has a unique ability to form community, state and national partnerships for the schools with which she works, further enhancing educational opportunities for teachers and students.
Dr. Frischman was chiefly responsible for consulting for service-learning and intergenerational programs, developing intergenerational and service-learning programs, and writing grants, before she retired from her position with Miami-Dade Public Schools. For the outstanding efforts that she has demonstrated over the course of a career that has spanned more than 42 years, Dr. Frischman has received a myriad of industry-related awards and honors. She earned the Generations United Pioneer Award, the 756th Daily Point of Light Award from President George H.W. Bush, the Leadership Award from Generations United in Washington, D.C., the Service of Merit Award from the Health Care Financing Administration, and the Claude Pepper Memorial Award for Volunteer Service from United Home Care Services. Ever passionate about helping those in her community, she has also been honored with the Award for Outstanding Service to the Community, the Geneva Miller Meeting the Challenge Award from the Alliance for Aging, the Regional Commissioner’s Meritorious Service Award from the Social Security Administration, the Hero Award from the Miami Police Department, and, finally, the Outstanding Community Volunteer Award from Chamber South. Honored by her professional peers as an assiduous and caring volunteer and philanthropist, Dr. Frischman continues to make every effort to serve as an agent of positive change. She was also recently named the Professional of the Year in Educational Program Development by Cambridge Who’s Who.
Dr. Frischman firmly believes that one person can make a difference in the world, whether that person is 16 or 86. She has found that intergenerational programs are extremely effective in addressing public policy and social justice issues. When older adults join youth to identify common concerns and propose changes to address these concerns, utilizing the curiosity of the youth and the wisdom and experience of the elders, the synergy of “youth and age in action” is a force to be reckoned with. Dr. Frischman has seen students change their career goals as the result of their participation in intergenerational and service learning experiences. Dr. Frischman’s programs for the Miami-Dade County public schools, the fourth-largest school district in the country, were recognized nationally as models to emulate. This recognition generated funding and partnerships that elevated the scope of achievement and opportunities, both for students and for the district. Although Dr. Frischman has retired from the school system, she continues to foster intergenerational advocacy initiatives by volunteering with agencies such as the Gray Panthers, Retired Educators and the local Alliance for Aging.
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