Board of Education To Discuss New Superintendent Search Process

Jul. 19, 2018

Contact: Will Jones, Director of Media Relations,

Thoughtful, fair and detailed approach to select best candidate is underway

Denver – The Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education has begun its search for the next superintendent for the school district. Superintendent Tom Boasberg announced earlier this week that he is stepping down as head of Colorado’s largest school district after nearly a decade as superintendent. Boasberg, appointed in 2009, is among the longest-serving urban superintendents in the nation.

Board members are working closely together on this vital decision. The board will discuss the search process at a special public meeting to take place at the Emily Griffith Campus in downtown Denver at 4:30 p.m. July 30.

“Choosing a superintendent is the most important responsibility that we as board members have,” said Board President Anne Rowe. “The search, interview and selection process can be a challenging and complex endeavor. Our families expect for us to be thorough in this work, and we will be.”

The selection process will include robust community engagement. The school district has created a landing page: to share updates on the Board of Education’s process for selecting the next superintendent. If people have any questions, concerns or recommendations, DPS encourages them to please visit

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