Evonne Alvarez becomes new principal of NWSA High School

New World School of the Arts High School principal Evonne S. Alvarez

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has appointed Evonne S. Alvarez to lead the high school program of New World School of the Arts.

A seasoned academic administrator and educator, Alvarez will be responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing academic and operational activities at the high school level, which are essential to the operation of NWSA.

“As the new principal at New World School of the Arts, I am intent on continuing the tradition of academic excellence as well as those traditions that make high school students fall in love with high school,” she said. “I look forward to building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the college community as we work together this school year.”

With almost a decade of administrative experience, Alvarez joins NWSA after serving as principal, assistant principal and faculty in various middle schools and high schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.

Most recently, she was principal of South Miami Middle Community School for two years, and prior to that she held the same position for three years at Campbell Drive Middle School. Among other roles, Alvarez was the assistant principal of curriculum at Citrus Grove Middle School, South Dade Senior High School as well as at Coral Gables Senior High School.

Alvarez has garnered numerous awards and recognitions through her involvement with the South Florida community. In 2012 she was named Principal of the Year for the South Miami Feeder Pattern and recognized with the Race to the Top School Site Administrator Award in 2011.

Alvarez holds a MS in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a BA in Behavior and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland College Park.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

Information about the NWSA High School program is available by calling 305-237-3780 or visiting online at  http://nwsa.mdc.edu/splash.html

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