Alberto Carvalho was named one of four candidates for National School Superintendent of the Year.
The announcement was made at a press conference at the Miami-Dade School Board Building Wednesday.
Carvalho, who has led the nation's fourth largest school system since 2008, was named Florida's Superintendent of the Year in December. He was also honored with a Broad Prize for Education in 2012 for helping close the achievement gap for Miami-Dade’s minority students.
The other finalists are Terry Grier from Houston, Texas, Kevin Maxwell from Annapolis, Md. and Michele Taylor from Calhoun, Ga. The winner will be announced during the School Superintendents Association's National Conference on Education, which will be held on Feb. 13 to 15 in Nashville, Tenn.