Evonne Alvarez is a multi-award-winning school administrator and currently Principal at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. New World is a high school created by Florida State Statute in 1984 with three institutional partners, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida. The mission of the high school, as a visual and performing arts magnet school, is to identify talented students through the auditions process. With sixteen years of administrative experience, Ms. Alvarez has served as principal, assistant principal and faculty in various middle schools and high schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Alvarez has been the Principal at two middle schools, one of them a magnet school in Miami Dade County where she served for a period of ten years.
Her first assignment as Principal was in 2007 at Campbell Drive Middle School, then a fragile neighborhood school that soared from an F to a school grade of C within one school year. Previously, as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum at South Dade Senior, in 2004, she wrote the grant that transitioned the school into a magnet school program with the incorporation of the IB Program.
Ms. Alvarez holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Arts in Behavior and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland College Park and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education as a part of an MDCPS cohort in the Executive K-12 Administration program through the College of William and Mary.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.