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Raquel Regalado Balances Law Practice School Board Post And Media Roles With Teaching And Her Family Commitments

Written by on October 6, 2011

Growing up in the halls of radio studios as the daughter of two on-air personalities, Raquel A. Regalado was exposed to a wide range of characters from a young age.

That upbringing, in addition to observing her father Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado’s approach to elected office, has led her down an ambitious path: practicing patent litigation with Feldman Gale, serving as school board member for District 6 — which encompasses South Miami, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Miami and East Kendall — not to mention motherhood, teaching and hosting radio and television shows.

"I was given the ability from a very young age to be exposed to so many amazing public servants," Ms. Regalado said. "As a child, perspective is so important, and I was exposed to fantastic people who were doing fantastic things. For me [public office] was always attainable because I had met those people."

Elected to the school board in August 2010, Ms. Regalado’s priorities include lobbying in Tallahassee and Washington for more infrastructure funding, minimizing disparity between schools and placing restrictions on virtual schooling.

"If we’re going to give academic autonomy, it should come with a certain amount of responsibility," she said. "We can’t just say every child can take a class virtually and they’re going to have the same outcome."

Ms. Regalado discussed key education issues affecting Miami-Dade’s students, what she has learned from her father and how she finds balance with Miami Today staff writer Jacquelyn Weiner in her downtown Miami school board building office.To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2011 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1”);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();