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

He was one of four finalists for the award

Friday, Feb 14, 2014  |  Updated 3:14 AM EDT
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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.

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

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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.

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

“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.

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.

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