Alberto Carvalho, the schools chief in the Miami-Dade district in Florida, was named superintendent of the year today in Nashville.
The announcement—made just a few minutes ago—came during the annual conference of the School Superintendents Association, or AASA.
Carvalho, has been Miami-Dade’s schools chief since 2008, and also serves as principal of two schools in the district. The district was the winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education last year.
The other finalists were Terry Grier, Houston’s superintendent; Kevin Maxwell, who heads up the Prince George’s County school system in Maryland, but was selected for his leadership of neighboring Anne Arundel County schools; and Michele Taylor, the superintendent of the small city district in Calhoun, Ga.
All four finalists were selected as winners in their individual state contests for superintendent of the year.
Last year’s national winner was Mark A. Edwards, the superintendent of the 5,590-student Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina.
Today is just Day One of the three-day AASA conference in Nashville. If you’re like me and snowed or iced in, you can track all the happenings on AASA’s Conference Daily, a site loaded with coverage of speakers and events.
Photo: Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has been named the 2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year.—Handout
A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.