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Family and friends honor legacy of Tanya Martin Pekel

caines | 3/7/2013, 4:30 a.m.

Street named to recognize South Floridas own

A street designation ceremony in honor of the late Tanya Martin Pekel was held last Friday at Miami Shores Elementary School. [103rd and NE 5th Avenue.] A product of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Pekel was passionate about reading and learning. She served as an associate director for Education and Policy Planning under President Clinton. To commemorate her legacy of reading, a book giveaway and tutoring initiative is being launched for underserved communities. Pekel died of breast cancer in 2006. Pictured are members of her family and elected officials that were on-hand for the ceremony. Photo courtesy Ike Woods