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Search & Engagement Firm Selection Process

In keeping with our commitment to being transparent about all aspects of the search, we’re sharing more information here about the process the board went through to select an executive search and community engagement firm.

Executive Search Firm Selection Process

The DPS Human Resources (HR) team identified seven executive search firms based on references and referrals from trusted educational partners like the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Council of Great City Schools.

Our HR team then carefully reviewed the firms to ensure they had a stated focus on Equity and Diversity and experience with executive searches of similar scale. We contacted all seven firms to inquire about their interest and availability. Three firms responded with interest and submitted application materials. 

Executive Search Proposals

Click on the buttons below to review the three proposals we received. Please note, a limited amount of personal information within these proposals has been redacted.

Alma Advisory Group »
Ray and Associates »
McPherson & Jacobson »

Community Engagement Firm Selection Process

During the pandemic, DPS’ Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team is focusing the majority of its staff and resources on providing the wrap-around services and support families and students need most urgently — guided by the Denver Board of Education’s Crisis Priorities

Having the support of an external firm to take on general engagement on the Superintendent Search will make it possible for FACE to dedicate targeted efforts to reaching members of our community who may have been marginalized or missing from engagement we’ve done in the past.  

We announced that we were accepting proposals for a community engagement partner on our website in early January, and directly emailed information about the opportunity to over 130 people in FACE’s network. The board received two proposals, and selected Alma Advisory Group.

Community Engagement Proposals

Click on the buttons below to review the two proposals we received. Please note, a limited amount of personal information within these proposals has been redacted.

Alma Advisory Group »
Civic Consulting Collaborative »