Octavio’s appointment to a presidential committee on education demonstrates his respected national reputation. Previously, he served as Superintendent of Schools in Miami-Dade County, the country’s fourth largest school district. His tenure, which began at age 39, was one of the longest and most successful of large-city superintendents in the U.S.
Octavio co-founded Chancellor Academies in 1999 and led the merger with Beacon Education Management in December 2001. He currently serves as President of Chancellor Supplemental Educational Services. He received both his B.A. in history and M.Ed. from the University of Miami, and is currently a distinguished lecturer at Florida International University.