Lina Sierra is a devoted single mother, life-long educator and committed to effectuating what is best for the community.
Lina has dedicated her personal life and entire professional career to making a positive difference in several ways. Her experience with budgets, compliance and leadership as well as her commitment to helping others provide the foundation for what make her an ideal Mayor for our City.
Lina’s experience includes professional development, contracts with various school districts, college exam preparation courses, partnerships with a digital/virtual content providers, tutorial services for both public and private schools, and institutional compliance as well as grant writing where she was awarded approximately 85% of the grants she submitted.
Lina was previously employed in several roles with Miami-Dade County Schools (MDCPS), one of the largest school districts in the country for 14 years, before transitioning to the private and nonprofit sectors.
Lina is also dedicated to assisting those who are less fortunate. These activities include creating an English Language Learning Lab for impoverished children in the Dominican Republic, participating in the Victoria’s Fashion Show Committee to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Women’s Guild Committee.
She is a graduate of South Miami Senior High (Class of 1987), the University of Miami and Florida International University, receiving an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Public Relations, as well as a Master’s degree in Education.