Alberto M. Carvalho has served as the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fourth largest school system in the U.S., since September 2008. He’s an expert on education transformation, equity, finance and leadership development, and the founder and principal of the award-winning iPreparatory Academy. During Carvalho’s tenure, M-DCPS has become one of the highest performing urban school systems in the country and provides over 1,000 school choice offerings, including bilingual programs, fine and performing arts, biotechnology, engineering, robotics, aviation and forensic science. The district was named the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, and was the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education. Carvalho has earned a number of honors, including being named 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; the 2019 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Superintendent of the Year; and was recognized by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America. He serves on the National Assessment Governing Board; is a committee member for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine; and is an advisory committee member to the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance. He’s been honored by the president of Portugal with the Ordem de Mérito Civil and by Mexico with the Othli Award.