DPS Interim Superintendent

Dwight Jones

MOVING UP

Newsroom Tu CASA Magazine

The Denver Public Schools Board of Education appointed Dwight Jones, Senior Deputy Superintendent for Equity, as Interim Superintendent through July 2021. Jones will be assuming the role on Jan. 1, 2021. “Dwight is one of Colorado’s most respected and experienced leaders in public education, and the Board has tremendous confidence that he is the right person to guide the district through this next phase of leadership,” said Carrie Olson, DPS Board President.

Jones steps into the role with several years of experience in K-12 education. Jones served as Colorado’s Commissioner of Education from 2007-2010 before serving as Superintendent from 2010-2013 for the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest district. Jones joined DPS’ senior leadership team in 2019. Jones does not intend to seek the role beyond his time as interim. The Board will be conducting a national search for the district’s next leader, hiring a search firm to support the work. 


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