Dr. Alex Marrero Named 2022 Superintendent to Watch by National School Public Relations Association

Dec. 16, 2022
DPS Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero

Denver Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero has been selected as a 2022 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Marrero joins just 24 other superintendents nationwide who were selected for the honor in recognition of their innovative and effective use of technology to engage and inform the school community, and to expand two-way communication and outreach efforts.

“I am very proud of the work that we have done to improve the way that we communicate with our community,” said Dr. Marrero. “We are constantly working to improve the ways that we connect with our families, staff and the Denver-metro community so that everyone will know all of the amazing work that happens in our school communities every single day.”

NSPRA received nearly 60 nominations this year with many exceptional candidates, making the selection process very competitive.

“This year’s honorees understand just how important effective communication is in building trust and relationships with families, employees, students and community members in their districts,” said NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR. “These emerging leaders have proven to be dedicated champions of innovative communication efforts to advance their district’s success.”

Since the 2015-16 school year, NSPRA has recognized 127 school district leaders as Superintendents to Watch. Honorees must have fewer than five years of experience as a superintendent and must demonstrate dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core.

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As the leader in school communication, NSPRA serves more than 2,500 members who work primarily as communication directors in public school districts and education organizations throughout the United States and Canada. NSPRA provides high-quality professional development programming through on-demand learning, an annual National Seminar, webinars, online forums and resources. For more information, visit NSPRA’s website at