Orlando Marrero appointed Director of STEAM

Dr. Orlando Marrero appointed K-12 Director of STEAM
Posted on 08/12/2021
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Dr. Orlando Marrero was appointed West Irondequoit’s K-12 Director of STEAM at Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting and is scheduled to start on Monday, Aug. 30th. This new position is the result of recent administrative restructuring. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

"I feel fortunate that we attracted a person of Dr. Marrero's caliber to West Irondequoit and am excited to watch how he will influence our programs,” said Dr. Aaron Johnson, Superintendent of Schools. “Dr. Marrero has a unique blend of experience across many levels, including the collegiate level. He has demonstrated a passion for fostering a strong, supportive community amongst students and staff. He has the ability to draw in all students with different interests and cultures. His understanding of how to build excitement for learning and personal growth will be the perfect complement to the outstanding work already happening in our classrooms."

A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Marrero has been an Assistant Principal at Greece Odyssey Academy since 2018. Before that, he taught physics at East High School (three years), middle and high school physics/science at University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men in Rochester (five years) and physics/chemistry at Edison Tech (four years).

Dr. Marrero is also an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester. He earned his doctorate in Education (Teaching, Curriculum & Change) in 2015 and his Master of Science from UR (2006). He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagūez (2003). He also earned an advanced certificate from UR in building/district leadership (2017) and worked on fellowship there (2010-15) with a focus on development of teacher leadership skills through unit design, content-focused coaching and professional learning communities.

He and his wife, Eliany, have been married 17 years and live in Henrietta with their son, Antonio.