Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has been named the 2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. Today’s announcement came at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
Carvalho is a nationally recognized expert on school reform and finance who transformed his district’s business operations and financial systems with the implementation of a streamlined Strategic Framework, aligning resources to classroom priorities resulting in increases in reserves, bond ratings and student achievement. A versatile leader, Carvalho is the self-appointed principal of two award-winning schools—the Primary Learning Center and the iPrep Academy, and serves as President of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.
The AASA National Superintendent of the Year program is open to all U.S. superintendents who plan to continue in the profession. The program also honors Canadian and International School superintendents. The applicants were measured against the following criteria:
- Leadership for learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in the school system.
- Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
- Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
- Community involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national and international issues.
Click here to access a list of the 2014 AASA State Superintendents of the Year.