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.


Upcoming Summer Opportunities for Students

Free Access to the City Facilities + Bus Passes for Youth! Youth, ages 5 – 18, can have a KEY TO THE CITY! Free access to recreation centers, pools and cultural facilities. Experience what makes Denver great with the MY Denver card. Plus, sign up for the On MY Way program to receive a free

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Join DPS at Denver PrideFest on June 15–16

Families, students, educators and allies will be walking together with DPS in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 16 and all are welcome to join! When: Sunday, June 16th, arrive by 9:15 a.m. Where: The DPS group will be meeting at the 12th St. entrance of Cheesman Park (1200 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80218) between 9–9:15

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DPS Equity Office Focuses on Equitable Outcomes for Students and Staff

As we move forward with the three priorities of equity, instructional excellence and collaborative teamwork as our main areas of focus for Denver Public Schools, we continue to look at where we can best align efforts to achieve greater impact. Our Equity Office, led by Senior Deputy Superintendent for Equity, Allen Smith, aims to do

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