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Alberto M. Carvalho

Senior Advisor, Education


Alberto M. Carvalho is a Senior Advisor in the Education Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Mr. Carvalho serves as Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school system.  He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation, finance, and leadership development.  During his tenure, M-DCPS has become one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems receiving system-wide accreditation from AdvancEd.  The District has also been named as the College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, as well as the winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education.  Mr. Carvalho has expanded school choice options in Miami-Dade to over 500 offerings including programs in fine and performing arts, biotechnology, engineering, robotics, aviation, forensic sciences, and many others.

Mr. Carvalho was selected as Florida’s Superintendent of the Year, as well as the National Superintendent of the Year, named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America; and is the winner of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, as well as the Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year.

He has recently been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education to serve a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board, and previously served as President of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.  Mr. Carvalho has been awarded a honorary Doctor of Public Service by Florida International University, a Doctor of Humane Letters by Barry University and Florida Memorial University, and a Doctor of Pedagogy, Honoris Causa from Nova Southeastern University.  He has been honored by the President of Portugal with the “Ordem de Mérito Civil” and by Mexico with the “Othli Award”.

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