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.


Semi-Annual Task Force Meeting Re-Engages Community Voice

One year ago this month, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education adopted 11 recommendations submitted by the African-American Equity Task Force (AAETF), all of which were the result of findings from the Bailey Report. Accomplishments and work in progress were highlighted last week during the first of two, semi-annual meetings scheduled for this year.

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Summer Resources for All Students

Now that school’s out, we want to make sure our students have a summer filled with fun, learning and wellness. Here are a few resources to help our families make the most of summer break: Free summer lunches for all kids: DPS is participating in the 2018 Summer Meal Program to offer free breakfast and

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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: 2018 AAETF Community Meeting Registration 

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