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
womensmarch

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…

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Posted Feb. 28, 2017
redemption

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
lewisjackson

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,…

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Posted Sep. 30, 2016
accountability

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
greatschools

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
gifted

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…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted June 7, 2016
birthday

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 Mar. 22, 2017
realchoice

When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
girlatlunch

Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
parentinvolvement

You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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