WATCH: Dotres talks about taking Miami-Dade superintendent job

MIAMI – Jose Dotres says he feels “a real sense of honor and a sense of urgency to get rolling” after being selected Monday night as the next superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

The 59-year-old veteran educator is a familiar face in the county and spoke with Local 10 News more extensively Tuesday night about his new job.

He discussed tackling pandemic educational loss. We also asked him how he is different than outgoing Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who is leaving for Los Angeles after leading the district for 14 years.

And Dotres responded to a question about being the favorite candidate during the school board’s process and allegations the job was tailored for him.

See his responses in the video at the top of this page.

Dotres still must finalize a contract and start date with school board chair Perla Tabares Hantman. Carvalho is scheduled to leave Feb. 3.

About the Authors:

In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.