Donald Samuels, former Broward School Board chairman, dies at 80

Donald Samuels, a former chairman of the Broward School Board who devoted his career and spare time to education, died Sunday. He was 80.

Samuels served on the School Board for 16 years, three times as chairman, and considered his work for Broward County schools to be among his proudest achievements, said his daughter, Jodi Samuels Shir.

“His life was being on the School Board,” Shir said. “It made him so successful and happy.”

His full-time job was as an administrator in Miami-Dade schools, specializing in programs for teen pregnancy, drug abuse and alternatives to suspension.

He and his wife raised their two children in Hollywood.

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