District Administrators Named Top Black Educators of 2022

In its release of its annual education issue, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida magazine published a list of the Top Black Educators in South Florida. Six District administrators are on the list, earning the distinction as Legacy South Florida Top Black Educators of 2022.

“In this issue, we honor Black educators and administrators in the area for their extraordinary efforts to engage students,” said Russell Motley, Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Legacy Magazine.

The District’s professionals are part of an esteemed group of more than 30 local administrators who have made their mark on the educational landscape in South Florida, and are making a difference in the lives of students. Read the Legacy Miami issue here. Skip to page 16 to view the District administrators along with the other well-regarded names on the list.Dr. Ruthe N. Francis – Manager, Safe Schools
Dr. Ruthe N. Francis
“I feel honored to be recognized for the work I believe in and have been committed to for over 26 years.”

Dr. Howard Hepburn –  Instructional Superintendent 

“It’s an honor to be selected. This honor helps to amplify the contributions and impact of Black educators in our schools and ultimately in our communities.”

Brian Knowles, M.Ed. – Manager, Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender Studies

“I’m completely humbled and honored. Just looking at the positive contributions we’ve made to American society changes and shifts the perspectives and dispositions of our children.”

Dr. Anthony Lockhart – Principal, Boynton Beach Community High
Dr. Anthony Lockhart

Dr. George L. Lockhart – Supervising Principal, Department of Charter Schools

Dr. Earlean McLemore-Golphin – Assistant Principal, Pahokee Middle-Senior High

“I am humbled to have been nominated and selected. This recognition is a manifestation of my belief of entering to learn and departing to serve.”