The Village of Palmetto Bay's Education Advisory Council presented the first Rosemary Fuller Award at the Village's 15th Anniversary State of the Village event on November 9th. The late Mrs. Rosemary Fuller was a longtime principal at Perrine Elementary (now Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts) in Palmetto Bay and a fixture in the community. "The Rosemary Fuller Award was conceived as an opportunity to honor her dedication to the students of our community by recognizing someone who embodies this spirit of giving. Ms. Nadine Bryant McMillon was the Education Advisory Committee's unanimous choice." said Diane Quick, the committee's chairwoman. "Ms. McMillon is currently serving as the president of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts. What makes this so extraordinary is that she does so in her capacity as a grandmother of current Perrine students"
Nadine previously served as PTA president when her now grown children were in public school. This means she has been serving local PTAs for two decades with no apparent plans to stop, much to the benefit of the Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts community. Her resume extends beyond PTA involvement: she has served a number of political, community, religious and educational organizations. "There are no words to properly describe Nadine who has always been involved in education in Miami Dade County Public Schools.She is a very humble person who has given her heart to each child at every school she has volunteered at for over 20 years. She loves all children and finds a way to assist their needs." added Mr. Greg Zawyer, veteran principal, public school advocate and committee member.
Ms. Nadine McMillion was accompanied by her husband, children and grandchildren and the schools principal Carla Rivas. Also present at the recognition were District 9 School Board Member Dr. Larry Feldman, Mayor Eugene Flinn, Councilwoman Karyn Cunningham and members of the Education Advisory Committee, Diane Quick, Greg Zawyer, Erica Watts, and Tania Marrero.