Dr. Phyllis Schiffer-Simon had more than 30 years of experience working with Broward County Public Schools. Beginning in 1997 , she served as Director of the Broward Education Communications Network (BECON), the television station licensed to the School Board of Broward County, FL. In this capacity, she created a vision for educational and instructional television, radio broadcasting, and distance learning that converged a multitude of technologies to enhance communications for the school system, community, and beyond. Through her leadership, BECON won several Emmy Awards.
In addition to teaching at Broward County Public Schools and serving as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Schiffer-Simon served on Broward Education Foundation’s Board of Directors for more than 15 years, and chaired the Events Committee for many of those years.
Dr. Phyllis Schiffer-Simon was a visionary, an educator, a mentor, a great wife, a proud mother and a dear friend to Broward Education Foundation.
She will be greatly missed by all.