Denver Public Schools names Susana Cordova next superintendent

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Susana Cordova with 2 students. Photo credit: Denver Public Schools

DENVER — The Denver Public Schools Board of Education has named the next superintendent for the largest school district in Colorado. Susana Cordova, a former DPS student, will replace Tom Boasberg, who stepped down as superintendent earlier this year. His last day was Oct. 19.

Cordova is a former DPS teacher, principal and current DPS deputy superintendent. She began her teaching career in 1989 as a bilingual secondary teacher before becoming a principal and moving into district leadership. She’s a parent of one DPS graduate and one current DPS student.

Cordova was the sole candidate up for a vote by the board Monday evening. The board’s vote was unanimous.

The DPS board consulted with the community while considering Cordova as the next district leader.

Cordova is currently the second-highest paid DPS employee. The current superintendent of DPS makes more than $236,000 annually.

There are roughly 92,000 students in the DPS system.

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