Frank de Varona is an educator, historian, journalist, and internationally known expert on politics, economics, foreign affairs and national security issues. He was born in Cuba and, at the age of 17, he participated on the Bay of Pigs invasion in an effort to eradicate communism in Cuba. After spending two years in prison, he returned to the United States, where he earned three college degrees. He is married and has a daughter and a grandson.
Professor de Varona had a 37-year career in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools as a social studies teacher, principal, region superintendent, associate superintendent of instruction and interim deputy superintendent of schools. He also was an associate professor of social studies in the College of Education at Florida International Education for seven years. Currently, he is a part-time Adult Education Coordinator in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.Read More