DPS Superintendent: Dr. Alex Marrero
Dr. Alex Marrero leads with a vision of supporting students the way educators supported him growing up. 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 leader. He believes that every child can accomplish more than he has, not only overcoming obstacles but being recognized as an innovator in their chosen field.
Dr. Marrero has also worked in higher education as a Learning Facilitator for the Harvard University Graduate School of Education as well as an Adjunct Professor at both Manhattan College and Russell Sage College.
In 2022, Dr. Marrero received the inaugural “Dr. Dwight Jones Courageous Superintendent Award” from the Institute For Education Innovation. He has also 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, where he currently serves as President-Elect.
Dr. Marrero is the proud Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, the largest school district in the state of Colorado. As Superintendent of DPS, Dr. Marrero is responsible for nearly 90,000 students,13,000 staff, and more than 200 schools.
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