José Dotres is superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He was most recently deputy superintendent of Collier County Public Schools and held many roles at M-DCPS before that, including chief human resources officer, assistant superintendent of professional development, and elementary school principal. He has also been a teacher and reading coach, among others. Dotres established programs on teacher leadership, is guided by a philosophy of teaching the whole child, and contributes to the Council of the Great City Schools. He has presented to the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and the Florida House of Representatives PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee on Education. A member of the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame, he holds a doctorate degree in education and a master’s degree in reading. As a five-year-old immigrant, Dotres enrolled in M-DCPS as an English language learner.