Dr. Alex Marrero
Denver Public Schools
As the child of a Cuban refugee and an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Marrero 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.
Dr. Marrero 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, recognized as the national Administrator of the Year by the Association for Latino Administrators and Superintendents and as of October 2022, nominated President-Elect.
In January 2020, Dr. Marrero 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.
Dr. Marrero’s doctoral dissertation—Dominican Parents Involvement in Children’s College
Aspirations and Achievement Motivation—speaks to his dedication and commitment to engaging families. Dr. Marrero is proud to serve as the superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, the largest school district in the state of Colorado.
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Originally aired: May 26, 2023