Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The New Supe

From the Miami Herald:

José Dotres will be the next superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

The School Board voted 6-3 to appoint Dotres after a more than eight-hour meeting and interviewing the top three candidates Monday. Dotres will replace Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who is leaving Miami Feb. 3 to lead the Los Angeles Unified School District.

“It truly is an honor,” Dotres told board members after the vote. “I get to come back to work with incredible professionals. My greatest desire is that we work closely together for the benefit of this entire school district.”

Board members Marta Pérez, Christi Fraga and Lubby Navarro voted for Jose Oliva, the senior chancellor in the Florida Department of Education.

I had a few interactions with Mr. Dotres when he was a regional superintendent, then later on when he was the head of human resources, or, as the District calls it, “chief human capital officer.”

I think it’s a good move.  He knows the nuts and bolts of how the District works and has a long-term experience with the administrators both downtown and out in the regions.  It’s also a safe move.  I think and hope that he will carry on with the successes the District has gained during Mr. Carvalho’s tenure.

Good luck, Mr. Dotres.

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