Be Worth Your Salt Profile: Andrés Jiménez ‘87

Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
This year's theme, 'Be Worth Your Salt' is an opportunity to profile those who rise to the occasion and serve in our community. We asked the school community to nominate someone who is living this year's theme and Alejandro Domínguez ‘20 nominated faculty member and alumnus Andrés Jiménez ‘87. 

“Mr. Jiménez is the literal personification of “Be Worth Your Salt.” Considering salt is a preserver, flavor enhancer, and a means of thirst, I believe Mr. Jiménez instills in everyone he encounters those very faculties” said Domínguez. “His innate, supportive demeanor, especially for entrepreneurial, scientific, and spiritual initiatives, preserves the curiosity and dignity of his students and peers, considerably enhances the Belen experience, and leads towards a thirst for Christ. As a passionate and enthusiastic educator, Mr. Jiménez opens the minds of his students to the possibilities of something new, innovative, and impactful while creating a meaningful sense of justice and charity. By approaching his daily life at Belen in a dauntless and dignified manner, he fosters a community of professionals and brothers through ambition and Christ. The commodity of salt is valuable and essential for life just as Mr. Jiménez is integral to the mission of Belen creating men for others for the Greater Glory of God. He is most definitely worth his salt.”

Thank you Alejandro for your nomination. If you would like to nominate a student, teacher, staff member, parent, or alum please email The following questions must be answered in the email. 

  • Name of the person you are nominating. If it's a student please indicate the grade and if it's an alumnus include his graduation year.
  • Why are you nominating this person?
  • Contact information for the person you are nominating. Include a relevant picture if possible.

Once the nomination is received it will be reviewed by members of the administration. Feature articles will be posted on the school website and be shared in the Wolverine Beat and on the school's social media pages.
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.