The students of Miami Beach Senior High encompass all that the word diversity could mean. We have students from all over the world whose families come here for opportunities. We have students from both the highest income and the lowest income brackets all in one same building. The 33139 zip code is home to Oprah's mansion as well as some of the most gang-infested and dangerous locations in the city. We are more than our zip code, though, and in everything we do, Miami Beach Sr. High includes everyone as equal. Our students have values, dreams, and a lot of heart and soul. Just as in the city, my classroom is an amalgamation of the highest and the lowest. I have the privilege of teaching the most advanced Seniors in Dual Enrollment and the least proficient English I freshman in the school. Every student is treated with the respect s/he deserves, and we are all one in our search for better opportunities, a life of success, and the ultimate fulfillment of our dreams. In my classroom, we are a family, and we all do what we can to encourage each other, to express in ways that will enhance and advance our community, and we understand that our duty is to ourselves, and our families, yes, but most importantly, our duty is to make the world brighter by our just being in it.