DORAL, FL – The Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools, Alberto Carvalho, visited the community of Doral on Thursday, January 20th, to say goodbye to the position he has held for the past 14 years and that very possibly would come to an end on Feb. 3.
From Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center and Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School, Carvalho, together with School Board Representative for District 5 Christi Fraga, said to be grateful for the years of service, while he also recalled the achievements and progress that Doral schools have made.
“I am very honored to be here with my friend and member of the School Board who represents this beautiful and close-knit community, Mrs. Fraga. I am also honored not only to be the superintendent of this community and of the county, but to have witnessed the evolution and development, and the new schools and programs that have been built over the years here in Doral,” he said.
The Superintendent also stated that although his work period will soon come to an end, he will always have an open and willing heart for the Miami-Dade County community and especially for the families and children of Doral.
Christi Fraga, on the other hand, took the opportunity to honor and recognize his legacy before the community of students, teachers and school staff.
“I am very grateful for the work that Alberto Carvalho has done and it has been an honor to have him for 14 years. We will miss him very much and it will be difficult to replace a person who is so connected to the community, although we know that we will find someone who can play his role very well”.
Finally, the Superintendent highlighted the work of Doral Family Journal at the forefront of the most important events and news in this city.
“Doral Family Journal is an important publication because it represents what is important in the Doral community. We started together but we will not end together. However, this newspaper will continue to celebrate and make visible the news that deserves to be heard.”
Alberto Carvalho surprised the Miami-Dade County community on December 9 when he formally announced to the School Board that he would leave his job position to work for the Los Angeles School District, where he would begin serving as School Superintendent from March 1.
He was hired in September 2008 to lead the fourth largest school district in the country and has since been praised by his peers countless times. Today, he is nationally recognized as an expert on education transformation, finance, and leadership development. During his tenure, the district became one of the highest performing urban school systems in the country.
The decision on who would take his place has not yet been made, although this week the Miami-Dade School Board announced the names of the final three contenders: Jose Dotres, Rafaela Espinal and Jacob Oliva.