Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho’s recognition as National Superintendent of the Year will surprise no one who has followed his career over the past decade. This prestigious award, which follows many earlier ones, is a testament to someone whose quiet confidence belies an aggressive approach to leadership in the digital age and knowledge economy. Carvalho’s admirers are legion, but even his naysayers concede that he has put tireless energy into a job that is never finished.
The rhetorical question of what is next for the superintendent is often mentioned in the community. He has already outpaced his peers.
There can be little doubt that he has been considered for larger school districts or powerful political appointments. The decision will be his, but for now, he remains at the pinnacle of a complex school district.
Mary Joan Connors, Sunny Isles Beach