Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
Dr. Alex Marrero leads with a vision of supporting students the way educators supported
him growing up and into his career. As the child of a Cuban refugee and an immigrant
from the Dominican Republic, Alex prides himself on representing many of the Latinx
and black students in the communities he has served as a school leader and in district
leadership positions. He believes that every child can accomplish what he has, overcoming obstacles and being recognized as a leader in their chosen field.
Alex has been honored as an outstanding administrator by the Latino Caucus of the
Council of School Supervisors and Administrators and inducted into the New York
Academy of Public Education. He received a Leadership and Excellence in Education
Award from the Association of Dominican-American Supervisors and Administrators and
was recognized as the national Administrator of the Year by the Association for Latino
Administrators and Superintendents.
In January 2020, Alex joined the City School District of New Rochelle as the Assistant
Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. In September, he became the first Latinx
head of the city’s school system, serving as acting and then interim superintendent.
Prior to that, as Assistant Superintendent at East Ramapo Central School District, Alex
supported schools into Good Standing and increased graduation rates.
Alex’s doctoral dissertation—Dominican Parents Involvement in Children’s College
Aspirations and Achievement Motivation—speaks to his dedication and commitment to
engaging families. His life exemplifies a bit of wisdom he borrows from Nelson Mandela;
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
Dr. Marrero is proud to serve as the superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, the largest school district in the state of Colorado.