Kerry-Ann Royes

Kerry-Ann Royes is a mom, businesswoman and an everyday advocate who lives in Broward County, Florida and is particularly passionate about education and social issues affecting women and girls.

Recent Posts by Kerry-Ann Royes

How to Tell Stories That Matter: No Frills, Just Smart and Serious Advocacy from Children’s Services Council Sandra Bernard-Bastien

I met this Trini queen over my years strolling the halls of the Children’s Services Council (CSC), the organization created by the voters to improve the lives of Broward’s children by addressing system-wide issues head-on.  Being a Jamaican woman, I was immediately drawn to her familiar songbird accent, her unapologetically curly hair, and belly-filled laughs.  But as we […]

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Broward’s SMART Bond

Broward County Public Schools, and the superintendent specifically, has taken some heat over the SMART $800M bond secured with landslide support on November 4th, 2014.   We are approaching the two-year anniversary of this loud vote of confidence displayed by Broward’s residents, however, there is a feeling that things are moving too slowly and more […]

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To Be Young, Gifted and a Student of Color

So, I have to say…I’m a little proud of our school district. Recently the Washington Post highlighted Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) for a revolutionary policy started over a decade ago that rolled out universal screening for giftedness for every second-grade student. Previous to this policy, gifted testing was initiated at the recommendation of a […]

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Faces of Education

  College degrees and spelling bees, Drop-outs and valedictorians, Black lives matter and my life matters, Belly-full and staving, Street smart and book smart. Students   Natives and immigrants, Renters and owners, Nannies and bus-takers, Single shift and double, White-collar, blue-collar…brown-collar. Parents   Rigorous and rote, Choreographed and cerebral, Classrooms and districts, Rule-makers and rule-breakers, Home school, public […]

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