The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Hospitality & Tourism NAF Academy Track

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism curriculum includes courses on event planning, customer service, geography for tourism, hospitality marketing, and sustainable tourism. The curriculum has received industry validation from the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership.

  • Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School
  • American Senior High School
  • Barbara Goleman Senior High School
  • Booker T. Washington Senior High School
  • Cutler Bay Senior High School
  • Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
  • Felix Varela Senior High
  • Hialeah Gardens Senior High School
  • Homestead Senior High School
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School
  • Miami Beach Senior High School
  • Miami Norland Senior High School
  • Miami Northwestern Senior High School
  • Miami Springs Senior High School
  • Miami Sunset Senior High School
  • Robert Morgan Senior High School*

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Work-Based Learning Activities

  • Developing and providing tours to visitors
  • Coordinating staffing of local events

  • Working at the hotel reception desk

  • Assisting with event planning

  • Preparing dining rooms for service

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Chair
Wendy Kallergis
President
Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association
Vice Chair
Josie Podesta Soto
Principal
MKT 2000, Plus
Secretary
Leonie Timothee
Human Resources Manager – Talent Development, Intercontinental Miami (Hotel)
Treasurer
Stephanie Leger
Founder/ Chief Executive Officer
First Rate Hospitality
Immediate Past Chair
Julissa Kepner
General Manager
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Chair: Julissa Kepner
General Manager, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Vice Chair: Wendy Kallergis
President, Greater Miami & the Beaches
Secretary: Leonie Timothee
Human Resources Manager – Talent Development, Intercontinental Miami (Hotel)
Treasurer: Peggy Benua
General Manager, President, Dream South Beach
Immediate Past Chair: Benton Launerts
President & CEO Vice President, "Launerts Hospitality Group Park One, LLC"

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