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HCPS Chief of Staff Honored as Latino Administrator of the Year

April 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (April 13, 2017) –Dr. Alberto Vazquez, Hillsborough County Public Schools’ Chief of Staff, was honored on April 7, as the recipient of the Latino Administrator of the Year Award.

The Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (FL-ALAS) celebrated Dr. Vazquez, with the Latino Administrator of the Year Award for his commitment and work with students and the Latino community. Hispanic students make up 35% of the total student population in Hillsborough County Public Schools.

FL-ALAS recognizes Latino and Hispanic Serving School District (HSSD) superintendents and administrators who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their communities. Each year, public school Latino and HSSD superintendents and administrators are nominated by ALAS state affiliates. All nominees are submitted to the national ALAS organization for consideration for the national awards. Dr. Vazquez was FL-ALAS nominee for Latino Administrator of the Year.

“Dr. Vazquez remains at the forefront of the district’s policies and trainings involving equity, diversity and inclusion. The community has recognized his commitment to all students,” said Jeff Eakins, Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent.

Dr. Vazquez will be honored on April 27, at the National Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents’ 3rd Annual Awards Gala as the Latino Administrator of the Year nominee.

Dr. Vazquez joined Hillsborough County Public Schools in July, 2015. Previously, he served as the Superintendent of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Dr. Vazquez has been the Associate Superintendent of Schools for Queens North in Brooklyn, New York and was a Principal in Bronx, New York. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor for higher education institutions including Notre Dame University, Fordham University, and Ana G. Mendez University System.

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