Miami Lakes Councilmember Richard Pulido was recently Civics Teacher for the Day at Miami Lakes K-8 Center. The Councilman was invited to teach a 7th grade Civics class on local government. MDCPS is in the forefront of advancing curriculum in the of area of civics education across the Nation. This field of study had previously lost its priority in the classroom. “As a parent, public servant and educator of 20 years, I see the real value of providing our children a better understanding of how their government works and most importantly offering them the tools to be engaged and well informed citizens,” Pulido said.