It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Charles Babb, a longtime part of the DPS Community. Charles served as a leader in DPS for 22 years, after a 21-year career in the U.S. Army.
Charles was known for his luminous smile, his ability to find the positive in any situation, his relentlessness in reaching students and most of all, his abundant love for the Denver community. Charles began as an assistant principal at JFK in 1998 and then was principal at Phillips Elementary from 2002-2007. From there he served as principal at Florida Pitt Waller from 2007-2017 before becoming a supporting interim principal at Oakland Elementary from 2017-2018. He was the supporting interim principal at Farrell B. Howell in 2018, and then was the supporting interim principal at Greenwood for the 2019-20 school year.
“Mr. Babb was always willing to go the extra step to support his students and colleagues,” said Superintendent Susana Cordova. “After a career in the Army, he became an educator and was a role model for countless students.”
Charles touched thousands of lives and will be missed tremendously. He was incredibly proud of his daughters, Yvonne and Charlene, and loved spending any possible moment he had with his pride and joy: his grandchildren, PJ, Dominic and Carter.