75%

MORE THAN 3/4 of our students are students of color.

50%

LESS THAN 1/2 of our African American & Hispanic students are performing proficiently

25%

LESS THAN 1/4 of our teachers are educators of color.

75%

MORE THAN 3/4 of our students are students of color.

50%

LESS THAN 1/2 of our African American & Hispanic students are performing proficiently

25%

LESS THAN 1/4 of our teachers are educators of color.

TEACH IN DENVER

Think back to your days in school. Did you have any teachers that looked like you? That went through the same experiences as you? What would it have been like if you did? Be a role model for students of color in Denver.

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LIVE IN DENVER

No longer the Old West, Denver has become one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with a rich history of diversity and a population that is more than 50% people of color.

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DIVERSITY

In August 2015, Mayor Michael Hancock launched a citywide partnership to prioritize hiring and retaining more educators of color with Denver Public Schools, a host of charter school organizations and several other partners.

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We’d love to learn more about you and discuss the many opportunities to teach and lead in Denver!

Meet

Marissa Molina

I am a proud Colorado Native working with Denver Public Schools. Contact me.

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What are some of the things that you love about Denver?

Having moved to Denver from a small city tucked away in the mountains, I love the diversity of food and people that Denver has to offer. I was especially excited to find a variety of Mexican markets and grocery stores where I can find products that I had not seen since I left Mexico.

What neighborhoods in Denver do you like? Why?

I work and live in between the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch communities, and have really enjoyed it. Both of these communities bring together folks from many different backgrounds; people here are so welcoming and have made me feel right at home.

What is your favorite restaurant or entertainment activity in Denver?

Brunch is my absolute favorite meal, so I like to make weekend brunch a special outing with friends. Denver has many great places to eat brunch, but my two favorite are the Denver Biscuit Company and Four Friends Kitchen.

What is a popular myth about Denver that your experience has dispelled?

The first impression many people have when they first arrive at DIA is that it is a desolate place straight out of the wild wild west - it's not!

Black and Latinos Move to Denver To Teach
The 2017 EDUCATORS OF COLOR SUMMIT
"POWER FROM THE MARGINS"
DENVER - SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

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