Kerry-Ann Royes

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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

She is the founder of The Arrow Consulting and advises clients on business strategy in corporate social citizenship, non-profit leadership, and collaborative community development issues—all with an eye to improving the lives of families and children in South Florida. She currently serves as the principal advisor to Partners In Education, Inc., a non-profit entity of Broward County Schools responsible for developing partnerships that improve the academic experience of more than 250,000 students in 238 schools. She formerly worked as executive director of Community Advancement for the YMCA of South Florida, where she led the expansion of YMCA programs serving more than 3,500 students daily.

Royes earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology from Florida International University and an Executive MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

A native of Jamaica, Royes has lived in South Florida for more than 25 years, where she embraces the gorgeous weather, diverse population, and rich opportunities for art and culture. When she’s not focused on saving the world, Royes enjoys reading, traveling and soaking in the sun at the beach with her family.

Kerry-Ann blogs about education in Broward County at Faces of Education.

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Posted Mar. 8, 2017

These 7 Women Started an Email Thread About What It Means to Be a Woman in the Age of Trump

Did you wear a pink hat? Stay home? Help a girl make sense? Reactions to the post-inaugural marches were as…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Feb. 28, 2017

I’m Singing a Redemption Song for #MyBlackHistory ’Cause Songs of Freedom Are All I Ever Had

My job now is to live life fully and to ensure my kids are powerfully educated to do the same. There is no better emancipation of mental slavery.…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Feb. 23, 2017

Coffee Break: Florida Principal Lewis Jackson Doesn’t Just Know Poverty, He’s Lived It

I was pretty blown away with Lewis Jackson’s story. I met him during his nomination for 2016 principal of the year,…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Sep. 30, 2016

Accountability Is Necessary and It’s Here to Stay

Standardized testing is a part of state law since…forever. If you want a high school diploma from a public school…

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Posted Sep. 20, 2016

True Schools Are Created By Those Who Own It

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the U.S. as a teenager. That journey took me from a…

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Posted Aug. 4, 2016

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…

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Posted June 7, 2016

A Birthday Surprise Got Me Reflecting on This School Year

Just the other day, I received a call from my child’s school during my birthday lunch. It was Ms. Giancarlo,…

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Posted Oct. 13, 2017

Making the Case for More Men of Color in Early Education

As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on us to ensure their children are armed with…

By Royston Maxwell Lyttle

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Posted Oct. 11, 2017

I’m Not From Nashville But I Can Tell Their Black and Brown Kids Are Getting Cheated Out of Good Schools

“You’re from Chicago—you can’t tell us anything about Nashville!” This is what I’m expecting to hear from the anti-reform people who read this blog. But…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Oct. 11, 2017

Stop Berating Black and Brown Parents Over Charters (and Give Your Twitter Fingers a Rest)

I read too many education arguments for my own good. It’s a known issue in my household. The argument I find most cringe-inducing is the…

By Nate Bowling

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