Who was Dr. Gilbert L. Porter ?

1909-1995


 

Our school, Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary "The School of Discovery", is named after one of Miami's outstanding educators.
 

Dr. Gilbert Lawrence Porter was born in Baldwin City, Kansas. He earned a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Talladega College; a Master's degree in educational administration from the University of Michigan and his Ph. D. from Ohio State University.

 

He began his professional career as a teacher of Science in the public schools of Florida. He was the first full-time paid executive secretary of the Florida State Teachers Association. When that organization merged with the Classroom Teachers Association he moved to Miami as the Special Assistant to the Superintendent of Dade County Schools. He retired from that position in 1973.

 

Dr. Porter was married to Willie Pearl Keller. They have two children: Mrs. Laurestine Porter Hamm, a media specialist at Arcola Lakes Elementary and Albert Wesley who is the owner of The Porter Oil Company.

VISION


We are committed to provide educational excellence for all.

 

 

MISSION   

                                     
We provide the highest quality education so that all of our students are empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives as lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

 


 

CORE VALUES


                                       Excellence                                      
We pursue the highest standards in academic achievement and organizational performance.


                                     

                                     Integrity                                          
We build positive relationships through honesty, respect and compassion, which enhance the self-esteem, safety, and well-being of our students, families and staff.

 

                                           Equity                                                
We foster an environment that serves all students and aspires to eliminate the achievement gap.

 

                              Citizenship                                
We honor the diversity of our community by working as a team to ensure the educational success of all of our students and recognize that our obligations go beyond our professional responsibilities to promote democratic principles.

Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary

15851 SW 112 Street, Miami, Florida 33196

Phone: (305) 382-0792  Fax: (305) 383-2761

SCHOOL HOURS

PK, K & 1: 8:20 AM-1:50 PM

Grades 2-5: 8:35 AM-3:05 PM

Except Wed. Dismissal at 1:50 PM