Dr. Jose L. Dotres is awarded by Magnet Schools of America

DORAL, FL – Dr. Jose L. Dotres, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Superintendent, has been named the 2024 Magnet Schools of America (MSA) Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made during MSA’s National Conference held today in New York City.

This annual award recognizes the important work of leadership within school districts to keep magnets a priority in the portfolio of school choice options. This distinguished award acknowledges M-DCPS’ commitment to excellence in magnet school programming within the school district, the nation’s number one magnet school district.

“This award is a testament to the tireless dedication of the School Board, our amazing students, our educators, administrators, and the entire M-DCPS family. Together, we foster a vibrant network of magnet schools offering exceptional academic experiences that empower students to reach their full potential. This award is a well-deserved recognition for Dr. Dotres, a passionate, innovative, lifelong educator leading the third largest district in the nation” said School Board Chair Ms. Mari Tere Rojas.

M-DCPS consistently stands out as a national leader in magnet education. The district boasts 617 National Merit Awards, the most MSA Merit Awards in the country earned by a school district, recognizing its exceptional magnet programs across various specializations. Additionally, M-DCPS leads the nation with 46 Certified National Excellence Magnet schools and nine Certified National Demonstration Magnet schools.

This recognition underscores M-DCPS’ unwavering commitment to its mission of developing each child’s academic potential while promoting lifelong learning and good citizenship. Through its robust magnet school network, M-DCPS remains the best choice for all students.


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Press Release by Miami-Dade County Public Schools 

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