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Minority Achievement Office

Who are we and what do we do?

College and career readiness and success have become key priorities for PK-20 education, workforce communities, and the nation at large. Developed by Superintendent Dr. Barbara M. Jenkins, the Minority Achievement Office (MAO) was designed to support the fulfillment of the Orange County Public Schools vision and mission: to be the top producer of successful students in the nation, and to lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community. 

MAO is committed to student improvement efforts, exemplified by the development of initiatives and projects that accelerate student learning and ensure that minority students, along with their counterparts, graduate ready to succeed in college and careers.

Building upon research-based strategies and processes, and partnerships with universities, municipalities and faith-based organizations, the MAO maintains a laser-like focus on equity and access for all students. Not only are initiatives focused on supporting students academically, socially, and emotionally, the MAO is also committed to increasing the capacity of teachers and leaders within OCPS to collaboratively work toward narrowing the achievement gap that plagues our nation, our state, and our schools.

 Dr. James Lawson
 Dr. Ella Thompson
 Minority Achievement Officer
 Executive Area Director
  Sonya Salmon-Jones 
 
   Senior Administrator  

Minority Achievement Office
445 W. Amelia,  Orlando, FL 32801 407.317.3470 Youtube