Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Angélica Infante-Green is commissioner of elementary and secondary education in Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Rhode Island Department of Education in April 2019, she served as deputy commissioner of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Instructional Support.
Infante-Green began her career as a bilingual teacher in the South Bronx. Since leaving the classroom, she has focused on improving instruction for all students, particularly students who are multilingual learners. She held several leadership positions with the New York City Department of Education before working at the state level.
Infante-Green is an alumnus of the first cohort of the Future Chiefs leadership development program. A first-generation American, she considers her first day as a teacher as the life-changing moment when she realized her personal calling. Having herself learned English in school, and as the parent of a child with special needs, she has fought to replace a “deficit” view with an “enrichment” view for students who need more. Infante-Green holds a master’s in education and school administration and supervision from Mercy College.