Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the nation spoke at the February ChamberSOUTH General Membership Breakfast, presented by the Chamber’s Education/Business Coalition and held at the Dadeland Marriott.
Speaking to ChamberSOUTH is an annual priority of Superintendent Carvalho. He brought his signature delivery with no notes and much inspiration about our children and their futures. A nationally recognized expert on school reform and finance, he has successfully transformed the district’s business operations and financial systems with the implementation of a streamlined Strategic Framework focused on a singular goal of student achievement. During his tenure, Miami-Dade Public Schools has become one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems.
The Breakfast was sponsored by Zaniac, designed from the ground up to prioritize fun, active engagement and an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.
Introducing the superintendent was David Overoldt. David is a senior who attends SAS Wolfson Campus and is interning at Baptist Health System.
Chamber members and trustees were joined by Miami-Dade County School Board Members and other elected officials, area principals and regional superintendents, officials with the United Teachers of Dade who were all on hand to listen to his remarks.
The Education Business Coalition, Chaired by Karyn Cunningham, sponsored essay contest introduced three outstanding students. The winners this year were: First Place, Alyson Diaz, senior at School for Advanced Studies Kendall Campus; Tied for second place were Ana Caveda, senior at Cutler Bay Senior High School; and Nicholas Farinas, senior at Cutler Bay Senior High School.