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Get to Know Susana

Relentless Optimism and Teamwork

“When I look back on my life, I know that several important educators in DPS made the difference for me. I am committed to ensuring that all students in DPS have caring, knowledgeable adults who will support them as I was supported and who will create the systems and structures to prepare them for their future.”

Susana Cordova is not just the first Latina superintendent of DPS, she's also an example of the power of a high-quality, public education. A life-long Denver resident, Susana attended DPS right from the start and went on to become a proud graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, and in 1989 started her DPS professional career as a bilingual secondary teacher.

Read Susana's resume and personal statement »

DPS Grad Leads District

Having experienced DPS as a student, parent, teacher, assistant principal, principal and central office leader, Susana brings a deep understanding of how our district works -- and doesn't work -- and is already focused on where we need to make a change for the better. Her guiding values: excellence for all, relentless optimism and working together as hard as we can to help kids achieve their goals.

Straight From the Source

Take a peek at our superintendent's day-to-day thoughts as she visits schools and hosts faculty meetings districtwide.