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Alberto Carvalho Focuses On Preparing Students To Compete In Global Economy In New Role As Miamidade Superintendent

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Written by on November 6, 2008

Alberto Carvalho is skippering a ship that was badly listing this summer. Now, the attention of Miami-Dade’s School Board, educators and community is on Mr. Carvalho and how he plans to right the ship. With a controversial entrance into the nation’s fourth-largest district — a position at which others have tried and failed — the veteran educator says he is up to the job.

Since arriving in Miami in 1982 from his native Portugal to try his luck at the American Dream, Mr. Carvlho has worn many hats: construction worker, cook, waiter and salesman. But he came with one goal in mind — to get an education. That he achieved.

With the School Board’s budget woes still present, many are placing their hopes on the former associate superintendent and his 18 years of experience in the school district. He was interviewed at district headquarters by staff writer Yudislaidy Fernandez. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.