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Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Alexandra Estrella joined Norwalk Public Schools as the Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2020

A first-generation Latina-American, Dr. Estrella is a visionary, innovative, forward-thinking leader who does not accept the status quo on scholar development and learning opportunities.

Since joining NPS, Dr. Estrella’s accomplishments have included the development of a new five-year strategic plan for the district, with input from students, teachers, staff, parents and community members. With the goal of ensuring our students are future ready, the work included reviewing equity and disproportionality, special education, school facilities, and the overall structure of the district. A new mission, vision, values and strategic priorities now guides the district’s focus moving forward.

Prior to joining Norwalk, Dr. Estrella spent seven years in the role of superintendent for Community School District Four in East Harlem, New York. She started her career as a science teacher in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

In 2008, Dr . Estrella founded Esperanza Preparatory Academy, a dual-language middle school in East Harlem, NY. In 2011, she proposed and obtained approval to expand the school to grades 6-12. She also started one of the first 6-12 special education inclusion programs in the City of New York.

Dr. Estrella is passionately committed to educational equity. She believes in the power of schools to change lives, and is resolute that no child should be kept from attaining his or her dream because of obstacles that can be overcome.

Dr. Alexandra Estrella | 203-854-4001 |