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Supt. Carvalho Recognized At White House Ceremony

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Another big honor for Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

On Thursday, he was recognized for his work by President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a White House ceremony for the National Teacher of the Year announcement.

Carvalvo posted on his Twitter page a picture of himself with the finalist from Florida.

“Trading tales from the field with Fl teacher of the year and national finalist Dorina Sackman” read the tweet.

Sean McComb, a Maryland high school teacher who helps push students toward college, was named Teach of the Year. McComb, said he himself benefited from an inspiring teacher during his childhood.

The Teacher of the Year designation means McComb, 30, will travel around the country next year to advocate on behalf of teachers.

Carvalho is a nationally recognized expert on school reform and finance.

He successfully transformed his district’s business operations and financial systems with the implementation of a streamlined Strategic Framework, aligning resources to classroom priorities resulting in dramatic increases in reserves, bond ratings and student achievement.

Last Sunday, April 27th, Carvalho received an honorary degree in public service from Florida International University during their spring commencement ceremonies.

“Superintendent Carvalho’s leadership, vision, determination and hard work are at the heart of the transformation we have seen in our public schools,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.

In February, Carvalho was named the 2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year during the organization’s National Conference on Education.

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