Evonne Alvarez is the District Director, Curriculum for School Choice and Parental Options at Miami-Dade County Public Schools. As a project director for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant funding year 2017, her primary responsibilities include the project’s design, implementation and sustainability. Miami-Dade County Public Schools has 384 Magnet programs and is the fourth largest school district in the country. M-DCPS leads the nation in programs that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, innovative curriculum, desegregation & diversity efforts, and parental & community involvement.
With seventeen years of administrative experience, Ms. Alvarez has served as principal, assistant principal and faculty in various middle schools and high schools within M-DCPS. She has a range of experiences in underserved communities in an urban setting. Her experiences include leadership as an assistant principal over curriculum for the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High School as well as curriculum and magnet design at South Dade Senior High School. A principal of Campbell Drive Middle School in 2007, a fragile Title I school under Florida State monitoring, she was instrumental in taking their school grade from an F to a C within one school year. In 2010, she served two years as principal at South Miami Middle Center for the Performing Arts and most recently since 2012, she served six years at New World School of the Arts.
Ms. Alvarez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Behavior and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland College Park, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership as a part of an M-DCPS cohort at the William & Mary College of Education.
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.