Board of Education narrows Denver superintendent search to three finalists

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DENVER (KDVR) — Denver Public Schools are announced three finalists for the position of superintendent following the resignation of Susana Cordova last winter.

During Cordova’s time as superintendent, the district faced a number of challenges, including a teacher strikebudget cuts and the pandemic.

Dwight Jones has been serving as interim superintendent while the Denver Public Schools board searches for a permanent replacement.

The three finalists are Dr. Alex Marrero, Dr. Stephanie Soliven and Andre Wright. The DPS Board of Education will address the media at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

You can re-watch the press conference on FOX31 NOW in the video player above.

Denver Public Schools has provided biographies and backgrounds for each candidate. Below are some of the excerpts.

“Dr. Alex Marrero leads with a vision of supporting students the way educators supported him growing up and into his career. As the child of a Cuban refugee and an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Alex prides himself on representing many of the Latinx students in the communities he has served as a school leader and in district leadership positions. He believes that every child can accomplish what he has, not only overcoming obstacles but being recognized as a leader in their chosen field.”

“Dr. Stephanie Soliven is a leader focused on equitable educational opportunities and robust support systems at every school for every student. Stephanie has a reputation for welcoming diverse perspectives and encouraging passionate advocacy. She leads with deep respect for the trust that families place in their schools.”

“Andre Wright is a professional educator and champion for educational equity. A visionary leader, whose motto is ‘students first,’ Andre’s experience includes implementing an instructional infrastructure, data-driven instructional planning opportunities for teachers, resource allocation for strategic schools performing below state average, and a leadership development strategy for aspiring teacher leaders, assistant principals, principals and learning community directors.”

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