Loan Maas, Denver Public Schools’ director of early college and a former principal, and her husband Dan were killed in an automobile accident over the weekend.
“Loan was always a champion for kids and focused on equity,” said Randy Johnson, DPS executive director of postsecondary readiness. “She was very special – brilliant and caring, funny and determined, compassionate, reflective and always positive. We are better as individuals, and as an organization, having had the chance to know her.”
Loan Maas began her career in DPS in 2010, and served as the principal of George Washington High School, director of expanded learning opportunities, a middle school improvement partner and, most recently, was the director of early college in the Office of College and Career Readiness. Maas came to DPS with the mission to support all kids on their journey to college.
Loan’s husband, Dan, was chief operations officer for the Thompson School District. They were an accomplished duo who recently published a professional article. They are survived by their beloved son Calvin, a college student at Colorado State University.