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Portrait of Alberto M. Carvalho

Alberto M. Carvalho


Los Angeles Unified School District

Alberto M. Carvalho is superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second-largest school district. During his 14-year tenure as superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), he garnered local, state, national, and international recognition. His honors include Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year, the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year, the 2016 winner of the Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education, the 2018 National Urban Superintendent of the Year, and the 2019 National Association for Bilingual Education Superintendent of the Year Award, making him the most accomplished superintendent in America’s history. Under his tenure, M-DCPS became one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems, receiving systemwide accreditation from AdvancEd in 2014. M-DCPS was named as the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year and the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education. He is now seeking to elevate LAUSD to the premier spot in American urban education. He currently serves on the National Assessment Governing Board, appointed by the US Secretary of Education. He also serves as a committee member for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and as an advisory committee member to the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance. He is a dedicated member of the national boards of directors for Common Threads and the Posse Foundation.