Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz has been an educator for over 27 years, beginning his career as a teacher in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He moved on to become a school principal for 12 years serving in this role at the elementary, K-8, middle, and high school level. He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 2012 and to Associate Superintendent in 2013 to spearhead the expansion of the Education Transformation Office (ETO). Under Dr. Ortiz’s leadership, the Education Transformation Office staff and district leaders have created a system that incorporates a school improvement model within broader reform efforts centered on improving teaching and learning. The school district’s success has been unparalleled as it has sustained and accelerated student achievement through the scaled strategic deployment of support to schools throughout Miami-Dade County.
Most recently, Dr. Ortiz accepted an opportunity to apply his talents in Higher Education as the Vice President and Vice Provost for Regional Academic Locations and Institutional Development at Florida International University. Dr. Ortiz provides administrative and operational guidance in identifying efficiencies and leveraging opportunities for maximizing returns for the university’s regional locations at the Engineering Center, Biscayne Bay, the Wolfsonian, FIU at Brickell, FIU at I-75, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, Aquarius, and the Kampong. He is also responsible for conducting periodic assessments of student safety, ensuring the highest level of facility maintenance and repair, representing the university in community settings, and negotiating with community and business leaders in the development of new and improved business relations.
Dr. Ortiz earned his Associate in Arts degree at Miami-Dade College where he was recently inducted in the school’s Hall of Fame. He finished his Bachelor of Science degree at Florida International University. He earned his master’s and doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.