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Miami-Dade's Alberto Carvalho Named National Superintendent of the Year

He was one of four finalists for the award

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    Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho was named National Superintendent of the Year Thursday at a conference in Nashville, Tenn. (Published Thursday, Feb 13, 2014)

    Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho was named National Superintendent of the Year Thursday at a conference in Nashville, Tenn.

    The School Superintendent’s Association selected Carvalho from among four finalists for the award, with the announcement made at its national conference.

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    The State Board of Education held a rare meeting in South Florida, coming to Miami Lakes Education Center to bestow Miami-Dade’s Alberto Carvalho with the award for Superintendent of the Year. NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014)

    “Being named National Superintendent of the Year is truly a great honor, but I realize it’s not simply an honor for me,” Carvalho said in a news release. “Today’s recognition reflects the dedication, sacrifice, and work of every member of our education family, as well as the guidance and direction of our School Board, and I share this award with every teacher, student, employee, and community partner of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.”

    Carvalho was named Florida’s Superintendent of the Year in December.

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    Candidates for the national title were measured on their leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement.

    The honor follows two other firsts for the Miami-Dade school district in just over a year. It was also won The Broad Prize for Education and was named AP District of the Year.