Susana Cordova, deputy superintendent for Denver Public Schools (DPS), was inducted into the Colorado Latino Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Oct. 18, by the University of Denver’s Latino Leadership Institute (LLI). Cordova was also recently elected president of the National Association of Latina/o Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).
Cordova was one of six honorees who comprised the first class of inductees into the Colorado Latino Hall of Fame.
“I am humbled by both these honors and can truly say that my education in the Denver Public Schools prepared me for a life that my parents could only have dreamed of,” said Cordova. “I have dedicated my career to ensuring that my personal educational experience is not the anomaly, but that all of our students can share in the great opportunities that education affords us.”
The Latino Hall of Fame ensures that the legacy of Latino leaders is never forgotten. A lifelong Denver resident and DPS alumni, Cordova’s extraordinary success and significant contributions to education in Colorado were recognized at the LLI’s annual gala. She has worked in DPS at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and has held several leadership positions in the district. To learn more about Cordova, click here.
ALAS is a national professional organization for superintendents and administrators who serve Latino students. Through outstanding leadership, Cordova and ALAS members continue to strive to ensure rigorous instruction is provided to prepare Latino students across the nation for college and career.
For more information, visit alasedu.org.