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Microsoft Education Names BCPS Educators and Schools to the 2021/22 Class of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Microsoft Showcase Schools

October 5, 2021 

Microsoft Education Names BCPS Educators and Schools News Release


Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2021/22 class of Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts and Microsoft Showcase Schools announced by Microsoft Education. Each year, Microsoft selects educators and schools to be part of this exclusive global community paving the way for their peers to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other.

The global Showcase Schools and MIE Expert communities come together to tackle challenges, celebrate successes, share learnings, and try new solutions in vibrant online communities through Microsoft Teams and social media. As they continue their education transformation journeys, they are supported by Microsoft, partners, and each other through capacity building, transformation guidance, peer learning, amplification opportunities, and early access to research and solutions.

“Thousands of educators from across the U.S. applied this year and the following educators and school leaders from BCPS were selected because they are self-driven, passionate about their work, have a true collaborative spirit, and strive to inspire students with creative thinking and thoughtful technology integration in the classroom,” said Leaza Silver advisor and manager at Microsoft Education. “These educators are empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow.” 

2021/22 Broward County MIE Experts: 

Monica Alfonso Cepeda, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School 

Brandon Boswell, Cypress Bay High School 

Jillian Delvalle, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School 

Tania Fernandez, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School  

Katrina Fossella, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School 

Elayne Hollander, Gator Run Elementary School 

Bibi Hussain, Glades Middle School 

Erik Leitner, Applied Learning, STEM+CS Department 

Lisa London, Fort Lauderdale High School 

Shawn Maas, Cypress Bay High School 

Jennifer Monnin, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School 

Monika Moorman, Central Park Elementary School 

Lisa Paguaga, Innovative Learning Department 

Tyler Raphael, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School 

Sarah Rappaport, Seminole Middle School 

Jessica Rivero, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School 

Miriam Selevan, Innovative Learning Department 

Jaclyn Sherman, Innovative Learning Department 

Lily Suarez, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School 

Celia Taylor, Seminole Middle School 

Rosemarie Winston, Walker Elementary School 

“We are also excited to recognize the schools in our 2021/22 Showcase Schools Program. Our Microsoft Showcase Schools are part of an elite group of schools that exemplify the best of teaching and learning in the world today,” said Silver.  “At Microsoft, we believe that technology alone cannot build 21st-century skills for students. It is an accelerator, but the power of change lies within educators and school leaders.”   

2021/22 Broward County Showcase Schools: 

Pembroke Lakes Elementary 

2021/22 Broward County Incubator Schools: 

Croissant Park Elementary School 

Nova Eisenhower Elementary School 

Deerfield Beach Elementary School 

Cypress Run Education Center 

McNicol Middle School 

Pompano Beach High School 

Crystal Lake Middle School 





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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962 and has nearly 261,000 pre-K-12th grade students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit, follow on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at, and download the free BCPS mobile app.