Dr. Alberto Vázquez Matos, Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Born in Puerto Rico, Dr. Alberto Vázquez Matos relocated at a young age to New York, where he began his education by attending both Holy Family School and later Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx.
He began his career in education as a teacher, academic dean, assistant principal, and principal. Over the next several years he served as adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle, The Ministry of Education of Lithuania, Fordham University, University of Notre Dame, Saint Leo University, Argosy University, and the Ana G. Méndez University System.
Dr. Vázquez Matos served as the Associate Superintendent of Schools for Strategic Planning and Governance in the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Staff for Hillsborough County Public Schools, the 8th largest school district in the country.
He has received numerous awards and recognition throughout his career including the Presidential Medal from Ana G. Méndez University System, Tampa Hispanic Success Story Award in 2015, and the Florida Latino Administrator of the Year Award in 2017. He also published several articles in national magazines like Momentum -one his most recent article is titled “Are Our Schools Culturally Proficient?”
Dr. Vázquez Matos has a Doctoral Degree in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University; a Professional Diploma in Advanced Leadership Studies from Manhattan College; a Masters of Education in School Administration and Supervision from Manhattan College; and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College. A graduate from the Superintendent Leadership Academy from the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, he is currently pursuing his second doctorate in Second Language Research from Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.
His dedication to education supports our mission of providing high quality teaching and learning to all children.