Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Accepts Potential Position in Los Angeles

Gianna Hutton, Senior Media Editor

On Thursday, Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m., Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced in a press conference that he will be entering “a phase of contract negotiations” to accept the position of superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

He began his educational career as a Miami-Dade County science teacher, then an assistant principal, then a spokesperson for the district and eventually became its superintendent in 2008. As the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest K-12 system in the United States, Carvalho has accrued a wealth of experience, leading him to apply for the potential position in Los Angeles. 

In 2018, Carvalho was offered the position of chancellor of New York City Public Schools, but declined the offer, citing his commitment to MiamiHowever, he has publicly expressed his intention to accept the offer from the Los Angeles Unified School District. 

Similarly, the LAUSD School Board is seemingly welcoming Carvalho with open arms, with the 7-0 vote a stark contrast to the Board’s vote on Austin Beutner as schools chief in 2018. 

As LAUSD is the nation’s second-largest school system and faces many of the same issues Miami does, Carvalho will need to adjust to drastically different funding and governmental processes.