Ten finalists named for Denver propagandize house cavity | Chalkbeat
March 15, 2016 - accent chair
The 10 finalists for a empty chair on a Denver propagandize house embody dual Denver Public Schools teachers, a house chair of an classification that has been vicious of some district policies and a DPS connoisseur who now has children of her possess in a Denver schools.
The cavity was combined when former house member Landri Taylor resigned final month, citing his wife’s health and an arriving pierce to Aurora. Taylor assimilated a seven-member house in 2013 as a deputy from northeast Denver. His tenure was set to end in 2017.
The 6 remaining house members are scheduled to select his deputy on Apr 12.
On Monday, they voted around tip list to comparison a margin of possibilities from 20 to 10.
The finalists submitted resumes and applications progressing this month. They are:
Adrienne Tate, a former clergyman who worked as a manager with a clergyman recruitment classification Teach for America for several years. Tate now runs her possess preparation consulting business. She’s a mom of a kindergartener during William “Bill” Roberts School in Stapleton and serves on a primogenitor clergyman organisation and collaborative propagandize cabinet there.
Jennifer Bacon, informal executive of Leadership for Educational Equity, an classification that aims to assistance Teach for America alumni turn propagandize leaders. Bacon is also an profession and volunteers as a house chair of Padres y Jovenes Unidos, that has criticized Denver Public Schools for fortify policies that disproportionately impact students of color.
Priya Burkett, executive of vital accounts during Xcel Energy. Burkett serves on a house of directors of a DPS Foundation, that raises income for a district, and volunteers with several organizations, including a Friends of Manual High School. She has 3 children; one attends private propagandize and dual attend a Dora Moore propagandize in Capitol Hill.
MiDian Holmes, a Montbello High School connoisseur with 3 children in a district. Holmes is a informal operations manager with Randstad Technologies, a national staffing organization. She’s been active with a pro-reform preparation classification Stand for Children, and she sits on a district’s 2016 Community Planning and Advisory Committee, that is assisting devise a intensity ask for electorate to approve a bond and indent levy overrule this fall.
Velvia Garner, executive of preparation programs for Accent Learning Systems, an Aurora association that provides training for health caring and information record jobs. Garner formerly worked in girl corrections and served for many years on a house of a Mental Health Center of Denver. She is a mom of 3 DPS graduates and a grandmother of two. Her great-granddaughter is a stream DPS student.
Rachele Camesa Espiritu, a first partner of a business called Change Matrix and a plan executive for a National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health. She serves on a mayor’s Denver Asian Pacific-American Committee and a house of a National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado and is active in her children’s schools. One attends a normal DPS propagandize and a other goes to a licence school.
Jo-Nell Herndon, a mom of 5 DPS students. Herndon was formerly a clamp boss of Denver Investment Advisors and she founded a private, non-profit school, a Montessori Academy of Colorado, that serves infants by facile propagandize students. She has advocated for some-more facile schools in Stapleton and started a area food pantry.
Makisha Boothe, a stream DPS worker and former executive of farrago and inclusion for a National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Boothe’s resume says she is executive of vital propagandize pattern for a DPS Imaginarium, a district’s creation lab. But a DPS orator pronounced Boothe has submitted a minute of abdication effective Jun 30 and is not now operative in that role. Instead, he pronounced Boothe is “on loan” to a district’s curriculum and instruction department.
Arnetta Koger teaches amicable studies and is a teacher-leader who coaches her colleagues during a Denver Center for International Studies during Montbello, a DPS creation school. Koger was formerly an officer in a Army and a village organizer with Obama for America. She has dual children in DPS: one during Green Valley Elementary and one during a Denver Discovery School.
Dexter Korto is a essay clergyman during DSST: Cole, a DPS licence school. He was a first corps member of City Year Denver, an AmeriCorps module that places immature mentors in high-needs schools. Korto serves on a play of a City Year Denver Alumni Association and Compass Academy, a DPS licence propagandize compared with City Year. Korto has also coached football.
If a clergyman were chosen, however, he or she would expected face a tough choice.
A DPS policy adopted in 1987 prohibits employees from portion on a board. “An worker inaugurated to a Board shall be compulsory to relinquish practice with a district before to holding office. Employees are speedy to cruise this before to using for a Board,” it says.
The process does not categorically residence licence propagandize employees, who aren’t on a district payroll though work for a licence schools themselves.
Board boss Anne Rowe pronounced Boothe, Koger and Korto have been told about a policy. The house members are scheduled to talk a finalists Apr 7. Rowe pronounced a breach is something they will plead and, in a box of Korto, ask a district’s authorised warn about.
“Now that we’ve narrowed a field, we’re going to puncture deeper with them,” she said.
First, a finalists will residence a village during a forum Mar 21 during 5:30 p.m. during Manual High.