Miami, Florida – May 24, 2017 – Coral Reef Senior High School is proud to announce that Ms. Gina Marmol, Language Arts Teacher, for being selected by Univision Miami in collaboration with Papa John’s Pizza and Nova Southeastern University, as an outstanding South Florida teacher at the 16th Annual “Un Maestro Especial” (A Special Teacher) awards luncheon. The event was hosted by WLTV-Univision 23 anchor Sandra Peebles at the Miami Lakes Educational Center on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  This award was created by Univision Miami 16 years ago, “Un Maestro Especial” recognizes and rewards teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty and have a distinct and profound impact on their students. Ms. Marmol was nominated by her students: Annemarie Blanco, Francesca Lausen, and Anderson Leal.

“We are proud to honor these exceptional teachers with the ‘Un Maestro Especial’ award,” said Claudia Puig, senior vice president and general manager of Univision Miami. “Our teachers in the community have the very special assignment to educate and empower our future leaders and together with our partners we want to ensure the champions of education are recognized for their indispensable commitment to academic excellence.”

“We are very proud sponsors of the ‘Un Maestro Especial’ campaign,” said Ricky Warman, president of Pizzerias, LLC and franchise owner of Papa John’s Pizza in South Florida.  “As a community, it is very important for us to recognize those educators who are making a difference, and make learning a memorable and meaningful experience for students.”

“To be a teacher is more than a profession, it is a vocation. Today we honor the brave teachers of our community,” said Dr. Armando Rodriguez, executive director, Education Programs in Latin America, FCE, Nova Southeastern University. “The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University is proud to offer our honorees a scholarship to continue their education because somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be learned and shared.”