May 22, 2023

At the School Board Meeting of May 17, 2023, School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III proffered agenda item B-8, recognizing Elvira Ruiz-Carrillo, winner of the 2023 Assistant Principal of the Year Award for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS).

Dr. Gallon and Elvira Ruiz Carrillo

Elvira Ruiz-Carrillo, Ed.D. of North Miami Senior High was recognized as Assistant Principal of the Year. Dr. Ruiz-Carrillo began her career with M-DCPS in 1999 as a teacher at Liberty City Elementary School. From there she went on to serve the district in several roles in various schools over the years. Dr. Ruiz-Carrillo was promoted to Assistant Principal in October 2006 and spent nearly 12 years in the position before being promoted to Vice Principal in 2018 at North Miami Senior High School and Temporary Principal recently, May 2023, at Miami Country Day School.

Dr. Ruiz-Carrillo is a driven, dedicated, and forward-thinking instructional leader with over 20 years of experience in the education profession. She is committed to closing the achievement gap and academic excellence for all students. Dr. Ruiz-Carrillo possesses excellent leadership skills in data-driven instruction, decision-making, program monitoring, and planning for rigorous classroom environments from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. She continuously demonstrates her leadership and exceptional competency beyond expectations and is a role model amongst her colleagues.

Dr. Ruiz-Carrillo was nominated for Assistant Principal of the Year in 2011 and 2018, and due to her steadfastness, commitment, hard work, and passion for education and our students, she is the winner of the 2023 Assistant Principal of the Year Award for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.