December 17, 2018
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS CHOOSES NEW SUPERINTENDENT- SUSANA CORDOVA TO LEAD DPS’ NEXT JOURNEY FOR STUDENTS & FAMILIES
Denver — Denver Public Schools (DPS), the largest district in Colorado serving more than 90,000 kids, will begin a new chapter in 2019 with the appointment of Superintendent Susana Cordova. The nationwide search for a qualified Superintendent took about 6 months and resulted in a sole finalist.
Education Advocacy group A+ Colorado congratulates Cordova, a DPS graduate who has spent her entire career in the district as a teacher, school leader, and central office administrator. Susana is the right Superintendent, at the right time in Denver. We are confident that Cordova is the right pick to lead the district as Denver enters a new journey with real challenges.
The city of Denver deserves a leader like Cordova who is committed to not just lowering, but closing the achievement gap and ensuring reading levels are raised. A prosperous future for DPS requires an urgency to work alongside the community and hear their needs, and every neighborhood needs and deserves a great school to serve its students. These next few years will require enormous leadership and we will need Susana to ask all of Denver to step up and support our kids.
Congratulations Susana, A+ Colorado looks forward to working alongside you and your team to make real improvements for Denver’s kids and the community.
The mission of A+ Colorado is to sharpen public education by building public will and advocating for the changes necessary to dramatically increase student achievement in schools and districts in Colorado. We are an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization working to bring the power of data and research to challenge ourselves, educators and policymakers to rethink public education.