Superintendent Runcie Named Hispanic-Serving School District Superintendent of the Year

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Superintendent Robert W. Runcie on being named the 2015 Hispanic-Serving School District (HSSD) Superintendent of the Year by the Association for Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). 
Superintendent Runcie received the national award during the Leaders in Education Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  The award honored Superintendent Runcie for setting high standards for instruction and student achievement, his dedication to the students of Broward County, and for engaging the Hispanic community through BCPS initiatives, such as Mi Gente, Mi Escuela and La Universidad - Si Se Puede.
“These educators represent the finest example of successfully implementing programs that meet the academic and social needs of all students, especially Latino students, as well as engaging parents and their communities in the process,” said Veronica Rivera, ALAS executive director.
“I am honored to have been selected for this award,” said Superintendent Runcie. “It’s a reflection of the outstanding efforts of all of the professionals in Broward County Public Schools who are committed to giving our students an educational experience that allows them to reach their highest potential.”
Also nominated by the Florida-ALAS state affiliate and recognized earlier this year were McArthur High School Principal Todd J. LaPace (nominated for HSSD Administrator of the Year), and Michael J. Ramirez, Director, Office of School Performance and Accountability, (nominated for Latino Administrator of the Year).
To learn more about the ALAS Leaders in Education Awards, visit:

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