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BCPS Congratulates Victoria Saldala for Being Named Latino Administrator of the Year

Monday, May 02, 2016
Congratulations to Victoria Saldala, director of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Bilingual/ESOL Department, for being named the Latino Administrator of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

Saldala was honored for this national recognition during the second annual Leaders in Education Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The event celebrates best practices in public education, particularly in serving Hispanic populations.

“While the field of education is ever changing, the one constant is the need to serve youth in the best way possible, ensuring their scholastic experience is fruitful and rewarding,” said Veronica Rivera, ALAS executive director. “These outstanding honorees do just that through their leadership and commitment to all students, Latinos in particular.”

This is the second year Broward County Public Schools has been recognized. In 2015, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie was honored by ALAS as its Hispanic-Serving School District Superintendent of the Year.

Pictured: (left to right) Roberto Rodriguez, White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Education; Victoria Saldala, BCPS Bilingual/ESOL Director; and Veronica Rivera, ALAS Executive Director.



Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.