Informed Families Lunch and Learn Workshop 4/28/11

Informed Families Presents Free April 28 “Lunch & Learn” Workshop Titled “Meeting The Needs Of Exceptionally Bright Children”
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership Corporate Headquarters
2490 Coral Way, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33145

To RSVP, e-mail To purchase a boxed lunch for $11, visit Individuals needing special assistance must contact Informed Families within three business days prior to the event. Please call (786) 536-3283 for more information.

Workshop Presented by Barbara Quinaz, M.S., Gifted Educator and 2011 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalist

Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership invites parents/caregivers to attend its FREE monthly Lunch & Learn workshop in April, which will explore how tocreatively engage and inspire bright children to realize their full potential. Titled “Meeting the Needs of Exceptionally Bright Children,” the workshop will be presented by Barbara Quinaz, M.S., gifted educator and 2011 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Region III Teacher of the Year finalist.

Quinaz, a mother of four, has been a successful educator for Miami-Dade County PublicSchools for over 22 years, specializing in gifted education and language arts. She is a member of several professional associations, including the National Association for Gifted Children. Quinaz is the recipient of many professional awards and honors, and currently and has in the past been highly involved with staff development leadership activities, including serving as a TEC instructor for gifted endorsement.

She holds a Master of Science in English Education from the University of Miami, a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Barry University, and an Associate in Arts degree from Miami Dade College.

An optional $11 box lunch is available for purchase at

Editor’s Note: Free parking is available across the street from Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership Corporate Headquarters on the north side of Coral Way.

About Informed Families: A non-profit organization founded in 1982, the mission of Informed Families is helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug-free. Informed Families focuses on educating, involving and empoweringparents to work together to set boundaries and monitor their children’s behavior to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse and other harmful behaviors. Affiliated with the National Family Partnership, Informed Families is best known for being the Florida Sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Campaign. Informed Families also boasts multiple school and community basedprevention programs targeting youth, parents and communities. For more information on Informed Families, please visit our website at, or call us at (305) 856-4886.