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About Dr. Mia Y. Merritt 

Dr Mia Y. Merritt was born and raised in Miami Florida and matriculated in the Miami-Dade County Public School System. She is an educator with over 19 years experience working as a teacher, Assistant Principal, College Professor and mentor. She is a Certified Keynote Speaker, Teen/Youth Facilitator, Prosperity Coach and Author. Dr. Merritt has provided workshops, seminars and keynote speeches around the country to organizations such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Miami-Dade County City Mangers, FIU Executive Staff, University of Miami Public Relations Department, Family Christian Association and many more.  

She is also a Minister of the Gospel and is the recipient of the 2011 African American Achiever’s Award sponsored by JM Family Enterprises. Dr. Merritt has also been honored by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida's 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership for 2013. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, a Masters Degree in Exceptional Education, a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership.  

Dr. Merritt is a published author of 14 books on the subjects of spirituality, personal development, prosperity, self-empowerment, and adult education. Her books focus on living in peace with oneself and others by making right choices and understanding cause and effect. Her books also focus on living with integrity and serving others. Dr. Merritt’s obstacles and experiences in life have produced in her the resilience, character and strength to persevere in spite of what challenges she face. She shares her experiences in order to inspire, encourage and remind that your past does not dictate your future. Click here for her MEDIA KIT or contact her at or you may call 1-800-669-3604.

Mia Merritt African American Achiever Acceptance Speech

Dr. Merritt was the 2011 African American Achiever in the field of Education for JM Family Enterprises for her accomplishments and service to the community.

Mia Merritt 2011 African American Achiever Channel 10

Dr. Mia Y. Merritt being honored as an African American Achiever for 2011 by JM Family Enterprises

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