On Monday, the Denver Board of Education, the policymaking body for Colorado’s largest school district, voted unanimously to appoint Susana Cordova as the next superintendent for Denver Public Schools (DPS). Susana served as the district’s deputy superintendent for the past two years. She will take over the top job in January.
As DPS is one of our closest partners, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is honored and excited to continue working with Susana and the thousands of educators who help to make our mission possible.
Lorii Rabinowitz, CEO of DSF, shares, “Congratulations Susana, on this well-deserved appointment. You have given your career to Denver’s students and we are excited to work in concert with you to help get even more driven and determined students to and through college. With your strong insights on student achievement and best practices there is no doubt we can continue to grow and strengthen our college access programming to give Denver’s students the best possible shot at achieving their life’s goals.”
Thanks to DSF’s close partnership with DPS, the district has seen high school graduation rates increase by 15 percentage points from 2010 to 2017. This success is deeply connected with the work of DSF. With the increase in the number of graduates, DSF has been able to support hundreds more students each school year with the financial support of the DSF scholarship. In fact, just this past fall, DSF celebrated a milestone of welcoming our largest incoming class of DSF Scholars.
Congratulations Susana! DSF looks forward to working alongside you and your team to help support thousands of more students on their journeys to and through college.
You can read more about Susana in this recent Chalkbeat article.