Dwight Jones named interim superintendent of DPS

Dwight Jones, senior deputy superintendent for equity with Denver Public Schools, has been named interim superintendent of DPS.

The announcement came at Wednesday night’s DPS Board of Education meeting. Jones has agreed to take the job through the end of July 2021.

“His heart and passion for strong public schools is reflected in his commitment to equity work in DPS,” the board said in a news release.

Over the course of his career in education, Jones served as Colorado’s Commissioner of Education from 2007 to 2010. He was the superintendent of the Clark County School District, Nevada, from 2010 to 2013.

“Dwight has shared that he does not intend to seek the role beyond his time as interim, and the board will be conducting a national search,” the release said.

Jones is expected to begin his interim term on Jan. 1. Superintendent Susana Cordova will serve DPS until the end of the year.

“We are extremely grateful for Susana’s strong and caring leadership as our superintendent and for all of the lasting contributions she’s made to our city and our schools as an educator, a leader, and a cherished community member,” the release said.

Cordova has accepted a position with the Dallas Independent School District.

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