• Faculty

    Career and Technical Education Department


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    Mrs. Bernadine Bush: CTE Department Chairperson Mrs. Bush teaches Digital Design classes which work on the Miami Beach High School yearbook and prepare students for certification in Adobe Photoshop. Illustrator and other Adobe software. She is also teaches Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism.
    Mr. Edgar Botto
     Mr. Edgar Botto: Athletic Director
    Mr. Botto teaches the Diversified Career Technology. Mr. Botto also coaches the girls and boys soccer team at MBSH. 
     Mr. Schmidt
    Mr. David Schmidt: AOIT Lead Teacher,
    Graduated from Florida State University with a BS degrees in Business Management and Accounting. Also received a BS degree from Florida International University in Business Education. Mr. Schmidt has been teaching at Miami Beach Senior High for 21  years. The students, teachers and administrators at Miami Beach Senior High have been part of an  excellent professional working environment. I enjoy working with computers and people! With proper training in computers,  people can do whatever their imaginations can think of. Currently teaching Introduction to Information Technology, and Digital Media/Multimeda Foundations 1-3.

    Ms. Linda Johnson: AOHT Lead Teacher,
    Ms. Rivero
    Ms. Nilda Rivero: AOET: Lead Teacher,

    Nilda J. Rivero was born and raised in Florida of Cuban descent.   She is a proud graduate of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.   In 1993, she graduated from Miami Dade College where she received an Associate of Science in Child Development and an Associate of Arts in Education. She then continued to attend Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood. Upon completing her undergraduate studies in 1994, she continued to pursue her graduate degree at Nova Southeastern University, and in 2000 she received a Master of Science in TESOL as well as in Educational Leadership.

     At the core of Ms. Rivero’s philosophy of education is the inclusion of all stakeholders in a student-centered educational environment. It is not the formulas on a page or the tests that hold the key to learning. Rather it is a passion and the ability to link real life lessons to unlock doors that reveal the mystery and compels the pupil to success.   She is committed to student achievement, not only academically but socially. She focuses on increasing test scores and continues with life skills that prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

    Mr. Ellis
    Mr. Robert Ellis:
    Went to college in Blacksburg, Virginia at Virginia Tech and graduated with a B.S. in Business Management in 1976. After graduating he worked for Canon in Chicago where he earned an M.B.A. (Masters in Business Administration) from Lewis University. He earned his Education Specialist degree at N.O.V.A. University in 2005 and is currently a teacher in the Academy of Information Technology at Beach High, teaching Digital Information Technology, Administrative Office Technology, Business Software Applications, Programming and Networking.

    Captain Paul Gallaher:
     Mr. Hunter
     Mr. Ronald Hunter:
    or aka HM1, is located in room 555.
    He is one of the NJROTC instructors and also the Track and Field Coach.