Dr. Rolando Espinosa was born in the Cuban province of Matanzas in 1925. He devoted himself from an early age to teaching and working with educational institutions within the Methodist Church. While living in Cuba, Dr. Espinosa headed the National College of Pedagogues and helped found the Candler Methodist University in the province of Havana. Dr. Espinosa immigrated to the United States in 1962 and made Miami his new home. He spent 25 years teaching at St. Thomas University (formerly known as Biscayne College), Florida Memorial College and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Dr. Rolando Espinosa continued the work he originally started in Cuba. He paved the way for hundreds of professionals who fled Cuba without documents enabling them to continue their careers in exile. Dr. Espinosa was well known in the community as a humanist, educator, pastor, and a symbol of Cuba. Although he was a Presbyterian, he dedicated most of his life to working with the Methodist church, and towards the end of his life the church acknowledged his many contributions by ordaining him as an evangelical minister.
He died on July 24, 2006 at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife Arminda Espinosa.

About Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center

Our Vision

Our Vision at Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center is to provide a positive learning environment for all students in order for them to achieve their maximum potential as future leaders in our society.

Our Mission

The Mission of Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center is to provide an enriching educational environment where students can excel in academics, be responsible citizens, and become successful future leaders in our global society. With the collaboration of the faculty, staff, parents, and community we encourage and guide each of our students to strive for excellence.