Miami Dade school board votes for new superintendent (includes video story)

As Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho nears the end of his tenure, the board last night selected his successor. 

Of 16 preliminary applicants, three candidates – Dr. Jose Dotres, Rafaela Espinal and Jacob Oliva – were interviewed in person for the position. Later, the board voted 6 to 3 to appoint Dotres as Carvalho’s replacement.

Dr. Dotres, who’s currently Collier County’s deputy superintendent, has already spent decades serving Miami-Dade schools as a teacher, administrator, and assistant superintendent.

Carvalho is expected to leave for his new job as leader of the Los Angeles Unified School District in February.

Julian Davis is a student at Florida International University, pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. Julian is Jamaican-American and is passionate about photography and the environment, always looking for a way to inspire others about the same. He currently works as a photographer for the school newspaper, PantherNOW. After graduation, Julian aspires to do investigative journalism focusing on environmental corruption.