Denver Public Schools Board of Education names interim superintendent

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DENVER — The Denver Public Schools Board of Education has nominated an interim superintendent.

The board announced Wednesday that Dwight Jones, senior deputy superintendent for equity, will serve in the position through July 2021.

The board is expected to vote on Jones’ nomination on Dec. 17. If approved, he will begin on Jan. 1.

Jones will take over for Susana Cordova, who announced last month she was leaving for a job in Dallas. She accepted a position in Dallas Independent School District as the Deputy Superintendent of Leading and Learning.

Cordova has spent 31 years within DPS. Denver Board of Education members unanimously selected Cordova to lead Colorado’s largest school district in December 2018. She will continue in her current position until the end of the year.

DPS said Jones does not intend to seek the role beyond his time as interim. The board will meet on Dec. 9 to discuss a timeline for the superintendent search.