Roger León is the 21st Superintendent of Newark’s schools, the first Superintendent elected by a locally controlled board of education after more than two decades of state operation, and the first Latino to serve as the Chief Education Officer of the largest school district in the state of New Jersey. Superintendent León was born in the city of Newark, grew up in the city of Newark, remains a proud product of the Newark Board of Education, and dedicated over 30 years of service to the children in the Newark Public Schools, and still lives in Newark today.
As a resident, student, teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and now Superintendent in Newark, Mr. León has taught thousands and mentored hundreds. He has witnessed generational progress and has inspired outstanding leaders, doctors, social activists, teachers, principals, superintendents, attorneys, scientists, authors, professors, innovators, business owners, artists, and countless others who he has encouraged to remain in Newark, like he has.
Mr. León is passionate about education, passionate about Newark, and passionate about progress.
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