Monica Colucci

Curriculum Coordinator

Monica Colucci is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation, and evaluation of the academic programs for the students at the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom.

Since 1994, Monica has served as an educator in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She has taught students in first through sixth grades.  Over the course of her career, she has served her school community in a multitude of ways. Monica has provided professional development for her colleagues and parent workshops, as well as mentored new teachers.  Working alongside parents and school administrators, she has helped enhance the learning environment.  She has served in many leadership roles, which include serving as grade level chair, overseeing the gifted program, and developing strategies for overall school and process improvement.

In 2001, Monica was selected as Teacher of the Year at her school. Furthermore, she worked as a consultant for the University of Miami’s “Science for All” Program, a research-based program designed to study inquiry-based science instruction for English Language Learners.  She wrote curriculum for the program, implemented it in her classroom successfully, trained other teachers, and presented at Science Education Symposiums.

In addition to her extensive experience as an educator, she served in the Executive Office of the Governor for over a year as Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor and South Florida Regional Representative.  In these roles, she was able to continue serving others.  She assisted and provided support to constituents of the state, as well as provided outreach to the South Florida community on behalf of the Governor’s Office.

In August of 2022, Monica was elected to the Miami-Dade County School Board.  In her current role as a school board member, she develops educational policy and sets the vision for the largest school district in the state of Florida and the fourth largest in the country.

Monica obtained a Master of Science in Educational Leadership in 1998 and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1994, both from Florida International University.