Mrs. Milagros Maytin-Miret, Principal

Mrs. Milagros Maytin-Miret, principal of W. J. Bryan Elementary School, has had varied experiences during her 25 years as an educator that have made her highly qualified to be the educational leader at this school site. Mrs. Maytin-Miret obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Florida International University in 1991 and a master’s degree from the same institution in Elementary Education in 1994. Mrs. Maytin-Miret completed her leadership certification classes at Florida International University while in pursuit of a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction / Instructional Leadership.

Mrs. Maytin-Miret taught at the elementary level for seven years before leaving the classroom. She worked with the Title I program as a teacher on special assignment for two years, ensuring that schools being Title I funded had the required compliance documentation. Mrs. Maytin-Miret has been an administrator for North Region for the past 17 years, four of which were at an elementary school and two were spent at the senior high school level. She has been in charge of curriculum at both school sites and has worked arduously with teachers at each location to identify student needs and address deficiencies in order to increase student performance. Mrs. Maytin-Miret’s philosophy is that all children can learn, given the right circumstances.

Mrs. Tanisha N. Cunningham, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Tanisha N. Cunningham has served as an educator in Miami-Dade County Public Schools for eighteen years. She currently holds three degrees from Florida International University: a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (1998), a Master of Science in Educational Leadership (2008) and an Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership. She is slated to graduate with her final degree, a Doctorate in Education in Instructional Leadership, during the 2016-2017 school year.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Mrs. Cunningham was a classroom teacher for twelve years, where she worked primarily with students with disabilities, as well as English language learners. During that time, Mrs. Cunningham was recognized for her work with children, receiving district and state honors, such as MDCPS’ Inclusion Teacher of the Year and the You Make a Difference Award from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. Mrs. Cunningham is passionate about the educational process and believes all students are capable of learning – but recognizes that a child’s academic success is best achieved when there is a commitment between the school and the home. Marian Wright Edelman’s quote, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it,” best embodies her personal philosophy regarding the learning of all children.