Alex Flores

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – MARCH 21, 2024 – The Rowland Unified School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that Mr. Alejandro (Alex) Flores has emerged as the top candidate to serve as the next Superintendent of the Rowland Unified School District following an extensive community engagement and interview process. Mr. Flores will be formally appointed at the April 11, 2024 Board Meeting, pending final contract negotiations, which are currently underway.


Mr. Flores has successfully served the students, staff, and families of the Rowland Unified community for the past nine years as Deputy/Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. In this role, he has overseen several departments and services to ensure every learner has access to a high-quality education in a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Mr. Flores’ prior experiences as a classroom teacher, principal, and human resources leader have equipped him with a keen understanding of the intricacies of education and the positive influence teachers, support staff and administrators have in the lives of children.


"Mr. Flores’ experience across multiple disciplines, along with his strong ties to our community, make him the logical choice to serve as the next superintendent. He has a deep pulse on the needs and desires of RUSD students, staff, and families and shares our vision of innovative learning for all,” said David Malkin, President of the Rowland Unified School District Board of Education.


Mr. Flores holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Azusa Pacific University, a bachelor’s degree in social science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is fluent in Spanish.

Looking ahead to his July 1, 2024 start date, Flores shared, “I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next Superintendent of this outstanding school district. I look forward to expanding my relationships with our education partners to create a roadmap for the future anchored in RUSD’s Guiding Principles and Promise to Students.”

As part of the District’s succession plan, Mr. Flores and retiring Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell, will work hand-in-hand through the end of the school year to ensure a seamless transition for all involved.


Nestled in the San Gabriel Valley, the award-winning Rowland Unified School District proudly serves more than 11,000 students in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. For more information about Rowland Unified, the community can call (626) 965-2541 follow Rowland schools on Twitter @RowlandSchools #WeAreRUSD, Twitter, or visit

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