AASA National Supt. of the Year Carvalho to be Honored at White House


James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – On Thursday, May 1, Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the 2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year, will be honored by President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a White House ceremony during the National Teacher of the Year announcement. The state teachers of the year and national principals of the year will also be honored.

Carvalho was named the 2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year in February during the organization’s National Conference on Education. Now in its 28th year, the National Superintendent of the Year program, co-sponsored by AASA, Aramark and VALIC, celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents.

Carvalho is a nationally recognized expert on school reform and finance who successfully transformed his district’s business operations and financial systems with the implementation of a streamlined Strategic Framework, aligning resources to classroom priorities resulting in dramatic increases in reserves, bond ratings and student achievement.

Who: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, 2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.

Where: The White House


About Aramark
To help support the K-12 educational mission, Aramark provides a complete range of food, facility, uniform and other support services to more than 500 school districts in the U.S. Aramark offers public and private education institutions a family of dining and facility services including: on-site and off-site breakfast and lunch meal programs; after-school and summer meals; catering; nutrition education; retail design and operations; maintenance, custodial, grounds, energy management, construction management and building commissioning. For more information on Aramark’s K-12 food and facility services programs, please visit www.aramarkschools.com.

For more than half a century, VALIC has served as a leading retirement plan provider for K-12 schools and school districts, as well as for higher education, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. As of August 30, 2013, VALIC has more than $79 billion in total assets under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly 2 million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. and VALIC Retirement Services Company. For more information on VALIC, please visit www.VALIC.com.

About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org. Follow AASA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AASAHQ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AASApage. Information on AASA Children’s Programs can be found on Twitter @AASATotalChild.