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Mrs. Beyra: her mission to serve others

Mrs. Beyra, Director of Community Relations

Born in Puerto Rico, Mrs. Beyra moved to Miami with her family when she was only 7 years old. During college, she studied and specialized in the arts with a focus on art history, as well as architecture and graphic design. 

However, Mrs. Beyra came to a realization that her true passion was education. “I went into the public schools and worked in mostly urban areas in the system for about 12 years.” There, Mrs. Beyra taught visual and performing arts, and she spearheaded the fine arts department. 

Along with closely working with school communities, Mrs. Beyra founded the non-profit organization “Spectrum Family”, which focuses on providing access to education and resources for families with individuals with disabilities. The organization is run solely by volunteers and engages with the community to provide education, information, and resources to help families get everything they need.

At Carrollton, Mrs. Beyra is the Director of Community Relations. She organizes Service Day and provides bountiful service opportunities to Carrollton students, which in turn allows the students to connect with the community.

“We look at community relations in general, connecting with other organizations, and how we can provide service to our neighbors. Through that, we bring in students to service learning,” said Mrs. Beyra. She hopes that with these opportunities, students focus on how they can have a meaningful impact “in the spirit of Goal 3, action and awareness.”

What drew her most to Carrollton was hearing about the 5 goals, more specifically Goal 3. “I thought, ‘Wow, that’s really beautiful’ and that’s exactly some of the values I’ve embodied throughout my life.” Mrs. Beyra started community service when she was only in 4th grade, and still today, she is driven by volunteering and giving back to the community.

She explained that finding your mission in life to serve others brings true joy and a sense of satisfaction, which she hopes the Carrollton girls can one day accomplish.

“For me, service has led to so much joy and happiness, and I would like to let the students know to just give up yourselves,” Mrs.Beyra said. “You are the best gift that you can give, and do it freely and do it without asking for something in return because that is usually where true happiness lies.”

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