Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall

District: 109 -- Democrat

Part of Miami-Dade

Committee Membership for 2006 - 2008 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Miami
Occupation:  Executive Director, Dade Public Schools
Child(ren):  Tishria LaChan Mindingall
Education:  Tuskegee University, B.S., Education, 1964; Nova University, M.S., Education, 1977
Born:  July 22, 1942, Luverne, AL
Moved to Florida:  1942
Religious Affiliation:  Baptist
Recreational Interest:  community involvement, reading, walking

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently
Democratic Policy Chair 2006-2008
Democratic Education Council Lead 2004-2006

Other Public Services

Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles as the first Chairperson of the Governor's Commission on African-American Affairs


African-American History Advisory Committee, appointed by Superintendent of Dade County Public Schools, Roger Cuevas
African-American History Task Force, appointed by Secretary of Education
DCPS Recruiter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
LEO-P Participant, Principal Intern
Nova University Alumni Association
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity
Sunstreet Festival, Essie D. Silva Oratorical Committee for Exemplifying the Ties That Bind: Family, Community and Humankind
F.O.C.U.S. FIU, Board Member
Florida Commission on Human Relations, A Tribute to the Late Governor Lawton Chiles, guest presenter 1999
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, guest presenter 1999
Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Back to School Alive, guest presenter 1999
Boundary Committee, appointed by Commissioner Dorrin Rolle 1998
League of Women Voters, Board Member 1998
WAGES Coalition 1998


Civil Rights Advocacy Award, presented by the Florida Commission on Human Relations
American Association of University Women-Miami Branch, Women of Achievement Award 1999
Educational Recipient, 1st Annual Black Pillars Award 1998
Florida Commission on Human Relations, Civil Rights Advocacy Award 1998
J.U.G.S. Inc., Miami Chapter, Community Service Award 1998
Area of Education, Women of Influence Award 1997
Essence of Quality Awards, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter, "Outstanding Community Service" 1997
JM Family Enterprises "African-American Achiever" in Education 1997
Progressive Officers Club, Citizen of the Year 1997
Sigma Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., "Citizen of the Year" 1997
American Red Cross, Greater Miami Chapter, Spectrum Award For Women, Community Service Award 1996
Dade County Public Schools Region III, Principal of the Year 1996
Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Gamma Chapter "Outstanding Citizens" Award 1996
South Florida Black Journalist Kuumba Award 1994
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Inc., South Florida Club, Education Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Education 1993
National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Education Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Education 1993
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Outstanding Community Service 1993
Dade County Association for Counseling and Development, Administrator for the Year 1992
National Association of Counties, Achievement Award for Project Attendance 1992
Chapter 1 Principal of the Year 1991
OCTA DCHUD Outstanding Cooperation and Support 1989-1990

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