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Alberto Carvalho Conference Speakers

Alberto M. Carvalho

Keynote Speaker, Opening Plenary Session, Friday, October 9


Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)

Alberto Carvalho has served as Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school system, since September 2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation and finance who has successfully elevated his district’s academic profile and streamlined its business operations and financial systems. Now widely considered one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems, M-DCPS was named as the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, as well as the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education.

A versatile leader, Carvalho is also the self-appointed principal of two award-winning schools—the Primary Learning Center and the iPrep Academy, and has served as President of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. He has been selected as Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year and was recently named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America.

Mr. Carvalho has been awarded of a number of honorary degrees including a Doctor of Public Service by Florida International University; Doctor of Humane Letters by both Barry University and Florida Memorial University; and a Doctor of Pedagogy, Honoris Causa from Nova Southeastern University. He has been honored by the President of Portugal with the “Ordem de Mérito Civil” and by Mexico with the “Othli Award,” the highest award for a civilian living outside of Mexico. Mr. Carvalho has been featured on CNN, NBC, and ABC and in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, District Administration Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor.


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Michael Bryan

Teacher’s Luncheon Speaker, Friday, October 9


Michael Bryan is a vice president and senior economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for organizing the Atlanta Fed’s monetary policy process.

Mr. Bryan previously served as vice president in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he specialized in business analysis with an emphasis on measuring and tracking inflation trends. He joined the Cleveland Fed as a bank examiner in 1978 and transferred to the research department the next year. In 1986, Mr. Bryan served as an economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. He was promoted to the position of economic adviser in 1991 and appointed as a bank officer in 1995. In 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies in Tokyo, and in 2000, he was a visiting economist at the Swedish Riksbank in Stockholm. Mr. Bryan has served on the faculties of the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Case Western Reserve University, all in Cleveland. He joined the Atlanta Fed in 2008.

A native of Cleveland, Mr. Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master’s degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University.

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