Susana Cordova named Denver Public Schools interim superintendent

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Susana Cordova

DENVER — The Denver Public Schools Board named an interim superintendent Tuesday night.

Susana Cordova will take over for longtime superintendent Tom Boasberg. He decided to take an unprecedented and unpaid six-month break to spend time with his family beginning in January.

“Susana is an extraordinarily experienced, thoughtful, creative and caring leader. I am very excited that she will step into this role and very confident that she will do a terrific job leading our district and driving needed change,” Boasberg said at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Cordova has served as chief schools officer since 2014 and was one of Boasberg’s top assistants.

She will oversee the state’s largest school district, which has about 90,000 students and nearly 15,000 employees starting Jan. 1.

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