Education

ALBERTO CARVALHO

SUPERINTENDENT, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOLS, MIAMI

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth-largest public school system in the nation, serving 350,000 students through a variety of demand-driven school choice options. The district employs roughly 30,000. Under Carvalho, the district has embraced school choice, offering more than 100 magnet and charter school options, and is the highest-performing large urban district in the country. Carvalho has been superintendent since 2008.

EDUCATION Barry University (BS), Nova Southeastern (MA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I was homeless in my youth. I emigrated from Portugal in my late teens — with no documentation — and I spent time working as a day laborer and dishwasher in New York City and South Florida. There were several instances where I slept in the back of trucks.
SABBATICAL TOPIC A few courses on computer science
READING Year of Dangerous Days, by Nicholas Griffin

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

University of Central Florida

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GARY CHARTRAND

Children's Movement

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

Gregory Adam Haile

Broward College

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan North America

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

Miami Dade College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience