The Culture, Equity & Leadership Team (CELT) strives to make DPS the best place for everyone to learn, grow and have a positive impact. Our diversity is a community treasure, and we believe there is a social and moral obligation to ensure that Every Child Succeeds. In order to collectively reach this vision, we must create a culture of equity, develop great teachers, leaders and team members, and build trust within the communities we serve.

To achieve this, we work to:

  • Improve our organization’s effectiveness by building a culture where team members can show up as their authentic and best selves.
  • Provide tools in the form of values-based leadership opportunities for people to champion a culture of equity and expand the conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Infuse an explicit and consistent focus on equity, inclusion and behavioral change.
  • Include students, families and communities as partners in our efforts.

CELT drives the district’s mission and vision by leveraging our Shared Core Values to transform culture so that Every Child Succeeds.


Join DPS and the Denver Community at the AAETF Community Meeting

Join DPS on June 12 for the African-American Equity Task Force (AAETF) Community Meeting. Lend us your voice, expertise and experiences to help make an impact on the ongoing work around the AAETF recommendations. Refreshments and childcare will be provided, please register to attend: 

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Introducing the AAETF Wisdom Team Members

The work of the African-American Equity Task Force (AAETF) continues to progress with the selection of the Wisdom Team (WT) members. As part of the overarching recommendation, the Wisdom Team will advise and work side-by-side with the AAETF implementation teams to ensure the recommendations are effectively implemented and evaluated on an ongoing basis. The WT

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African-American Equity Task Force Update: April 2018

April marks the second quarterly update for the African-American Equity Task Force (AAETF). The Implementation Team Leads (ITLs) continue to learn and collaborate on existing efforts across the district to help improve the experiences of African-Americans in DPS. This update will focus on key areas of progress that have taken place since January 2018. All

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