Why math teacher Gene Fashaw is running for Denver school board

A math teacher who grew up in northeast Denver and has long coached youth sports in the region is running to represent it on the Denver school board. Gene Fashaw is an... Read more »

Why Denver school board President Carrie Olson is running for reelection

The Denver school board president, who was a bilingual teacher in the district for 33 years, is running for reelection to represent central-east Denver on the board. Carrie Olson was elected to... Read more »

Why retired Principal Mike DeGuire is running for Denver school board

A retired Denver principal who is a career educator and now coaches school leaders is running to represent central-east Denver on the school board. Mike DeGuire was principal of five schools in... Read more »

Denver school board candidate Vernon Jones Jr. resigns as head of innovation zone

After more than a year of tension between Denver district leaders and the leaders of autonomous school innovation zones, the director of one of the zones — who is also a candidate... Read more »

Why former teacher Karolina Villagrana is running for Denver school board

A former Denver teacher who held bilingual outdoor read-alouds for neighborhood kids during the pandemic is running to represent southwest Denver on the school board. Karolina Villagrana grew up in Denver attending... Read more »

Why progressive activist Nicky Yollick is running for Denver school board

A former state legislative candidate and avowed progressive political activist is running for an at-large seat on the Denver school board. Nicky Yollick did not attend Denver Public Schools, nor is he... Read more »

Why parent and real estate agent Xóchitl ‘Sochi’ Gaytán is running for Denver school board

A real estate agent who grew up in southwest Denver, graduated from a neighborhood high school, and raised her own family in the region is running to represent it on the school... Read more »

Why home-school mom Marla Benavides is running for Denver school board

A Denver mother who home-schools her son and once worked as a bilingual paraprofessional in public schools is running for an at-large seat on the school board. Marla Benavides, 48, said she... Read more »

Why former principal Jane Shirley is running for Denver school board

A former teacher, principal, and district administrator, who also once ran a downtown cabaret theater, is running for an at-large seat on the Denver school board. Jane Shirley was a middle school... Read more »

Why parent Scott Esserman is running for Denver school board

A parent and former classroom educator who helped to open a comprehensive high school in Denver is running for an at-large seat on the school board. Scott Esserman was on the founding... Read more »