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|