"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
P.S. 305 Team
Yannell Selman Executive Director Yannell Selman is an education organizer, former teacher, and Miami native with a decade of experience in the fields of education and advocacy. Yannell began her education career as a 2nd grade (bilingual) teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Richmond, California. As a teacher, Yannell saw major systemic issues in the school system, compelling her to get involved in education advocacy. She became an education organizer and organizing director, winning on issue campaigns at the local, district, and state level toward educational equity across Oakland, Richmond, San Jose, and Sacramento. After years of teaching and organizing, Yannell returned home to launch P.S. 305 in 2016. Yannell is Cuban-American who was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Coral Gables Senior High. She has a 5 year old sister currently enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Mina Hosseini Lead Education Organizer Mina Hosseini currently serves as an Education Organizer for P.S. 305. Mina is a Miami native with an Executive Master of Science in Taxation from Florida International University who worked with Deloitte Tax LLP servicing domestic and international clients before joining P.S. 305. Mina is a passionate advocate for children and is also a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer for the 11th Judicial Circuit. Serving as a voice for children in foster care, Mina is appointed to represent the best interests of abused, neglected, and abandoned children. A resourceful and dynamic connector, Mina joined P.S. 305 to bring her background in professional services cultivated at Deloitte to a mission-driven organization of like-minded individuals in her local community. Mina is an advocate for all children and wants to inspire, engage, and activate members of the community in this pursuit.
Tiffany Brave Education Organizer Tiffany Brave is a Miami native and graduate of MDCPS. She received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida A & M University a Master's in Education from John Hopkins University. Tiffany served as a corps member for both Teach For America and City Year at her alma mater, North Miami Senior High School, where she currently teaches Algebra 1. She sits on the inaugural board for the Miami-Dade Collective, and association for educators of color. Tiffany participated in Achieve Miami’s 2017 Teacher Leader cohort and worked in the Georgia Office of Student Achievement as part of Leadership for Educational Equity's Summer Policy Fellowship. Before joining P.S. 305, Tiffany serves as a Policy Advisor to the former Florida Board of Education representative Rebecca Fishman Lipsey.
Taylor Spratt Research & Policy Consultant Taylor is a Chicago native passionate about educational justice, popular education and youth organizing. She graduated with her bachelor's in Community Transformation: Culture, Education, Theory & Praxes from Antioch College in Ohio, where she worked for Dayton Public Schools in ESL/Refugee Outreach developing an ESL program and a "Welcome" framework for Ponitz Career Technology Center high school. In this role, she was the lead facilitator of a youth-led participatory action research project to call to bring restorative justice programming to the school. She has worked as an education intern at the Kokrobitey Institute in Ghana, as a youth facilitator of a farming & nutrition class for immigrant families in Western Colorado, and as a tutor in America Counts/America Reads in eastern Washington. She is also passionate about the intersection between education, housing, and health. In addition to her work with P.S. 305, Taylor works as a Housing Resource Coordinator at the Lotus House Women's Shelter in Overtown.