Denver Public Schools (DPS) announced that Dr. Alex Marrero was selected to be the new superintendent on Wednesday.

Dr. Marrero joined the New Rochelle City School District in January 2020 as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. He became the city’s first Latino principal in the school system in September, serving as interim superintendent.

He has won numerous awards for education, including being honored as an outstanding administrator by the Latino Committee of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators and admitted to the New York Academy of Public Education. Alex earned degrees from Fordham University, Manhattan College, and Sage Colleges, where he received the Outstanding Student Award.

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On May 7, DPS named three finalists for superintendent: Dr. Alex Marrero from New York; Dr. Stephanie Soliven from Brevard County, Florida and Andre Wright from Aurora Public Schools.

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