Program Profiles
Marie Izquierdo

Current Title
Chief Academic Officer
Current Organization
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The Broad Academy 2017-2018


Marie Izquierdo is the Chief Academic Officer for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school system, which serves over 350,000 students and employs 53,000 teachers and staff. 

As Chief Academic Officer, Marie has spearheaded efforts that have yielded the highest graduation rates to date for the district, increased the number of A and B rated schools, reduced the number of D and F schools in the urban core, earned the district a staggering 96 National Magnet Merit Awards and garnered the school district the College Board Award for Equity and Access. Marie has been an advocate of bilingual education in Miami Dade. Under her leadership, the District convened the Pathways for Biliteracy in Elementary Education taskforce that produced several recommendations to fully revamp the district’s elementary world-language program and ensure students acquire a second language and become bilingual and biliterate citizens.

A career educator with more than 25 years of experience, Marie has served the students as a principal, assistant principal and social studies teacher. In 2009 the Florida Department of Education recruited Marie to boost student achievement in the state’s lowest performing schools.

More about Marie Izquierdo

‘The best possible ending to 2018.’ Miami-Dade Schools celebrates graduation rates, Miami Herald, January 3, 2019

Congratulations to the team at Miami-Dade County Public School, including Marie Izquiero, on increasing their graduation rate, which grew at a larger rate than the state and other large districts. Read more.

AASA Names Women In School Leadership Award Finalists, November 20, 2018

Marie Izquierdo is named a finalist for the 2019 Women in School Leadership Award presented by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Read more.

Opinion: Grow, Empower, and Engage: Redesigning Middle Schools in Miami-Dade County, Miami's Community Newspaper, August 17, 2018

Read Marie Izquierdo’s opinion piece on how Miami-Dade County Public Schools is redesigning middle schools. Read more.

Crecer, empoderar y participar: el rediseño de las escuelas intermedias en Miami-Dade, Diario Las Americas, August 13, 2018

Read Marie Izquierdo’s opinion piece in Spanish about how Miami-Dade County Public Schools is redesigning middle schools. Read more.

Current Title
Chief Academic Officer
Current Organization
Miami-Dade County Public Schools