Alex Javier Rivera Ortiz
Position: Athletics Department Director and Physical Education and Health teacher
Education: BA Physical Education, BA Adapted Physical Education, BA Regular Physical Education Program
In 1988, Alex was working at another private school when one day he attended a Robinson Invitational Tournament. The school principal noticed his fantastic work and knew that Robinson could use his talents. She was quick to offer him the position and he was quick to accept. For the past 29 years, Alex has been coaching at Robinson School.
He is especially proud of the ongoing success of our Athletics Program. Since he started working at Robinson, he developed alliances with different universities world-wide. Now, Robinson students receive Sports scholarships every year! The Athletics Department is a solid part of our school, 5 coaches work hard throughout the year to get students competing and winning.
“Since I got here I have grown a lot, and I have seen the school evolve into the 21st century but always keeping its mission.” Alex thinks that the school always works to improve the relationship between administration, teachers, students and parents. “For example, our Welcome Back Party was completely full, and we practically had to pull parents and students out of the school because they wanted to stay.” He also mentioned that Team Robinson is a very important part of our community and has done an amazing job to raise our team spirit! “Robinson parents are always involved, they volunteer, help organize the tournaments, and sponsor our events.”
Alex is not only an in-house sports celebrity; he also coaches Selecciones Juveniles Internacionales de Puerto Rico and has traveled the world representing Puerto Rico. He has visited China, Singapur, Indonesia, Brazil, Panama, Hungary and the United States. Outside of sports, he is a musician. He enjoys playing guitar, bass and percussion.