Hon. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Ph.D.

Member appointed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County
Program Services & Childhood Health Committee
Racial Equity & Social Justice Committee
Photo of Hon. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Ph.D.

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall is a graduate of Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Barry University and Florida International University, completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and several masters-level certifications. She also received an honorary doctorate degree from Florida Memorial University.  

During her distinguished career in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Ms. Bendross-Mindingall initiated programs that promote mentorship, improve attendance and increase parent involvement. As a state representative in Tallahassee, she served the citizens of Miami.  

In 2010 and 2014, voters elected her to serve as the school board member for District 2, allowing her to follow her passion – improving the education of children and families. In 2015, she was elected by her colleagues as the first African-American female vice chair of the Miami-Dade School Board. 

Appointed by virtue of her position.