2021 Board of Education Election

The Denver Public Schools Board of Education has seven directors that are elected to four-year staggered terms. Five of the directors represent districts within Denver and two represent Denver at large.

Four seats are up for election in the November 2, 2021 Biennial Election, Director Districts 2, 3 and 4, and an At Large seat. Candidates must be a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election and be a resident of the director district represented if applicable.  Anyone convicted of commission of a sexual offense against a child is ineligible to run for school director. Board candidates run on a not-partisan basis.

A person who desires to be a candidate for school director shall file a written notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least fifty (50) eligible electors who are registered to vote in the regular biennial school election.

Beginning August 2, 2021, nomination petitions may be obtained at the Denver Elections Division, 200 W. 14th Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Candidates for School District Director may not circulate the nomination petition for signatures prior to ninety days before the election – August 4, 2021.

Completed petitions should be submitted to the Denver Elections Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2021.

See the Colorado Secretary of State website and the Denver Elections Division website for additional election and campaign information.

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION CANDIDATE LIST

AT LARGE

Name: Marla Benavides

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Address: 4095 S. Vincennes Court

Denver, CO 80237

Email: MFERNANDEZBENAVIDES@YAHOO.COM

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Name: Scott Esserman

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Address: 1900 Niagara Street

Denver, CO 80220

Email: ESSERMAN4DENVERKIDS@GMAIL.COM

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Name: Vernon Jones Jr.

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Address: 4846 Jericho Court

Denver, CO 80249

Email: JONESFORDPS@GMAIL.COM

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Name: Jane Shirley

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Address: 1070 S. Elmira Street

Denver, CO 80247

Email: JANESHIRLEY99@GMAIL.COM

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Name: Nicky Yollick

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Address: 1543 Willow Street

Denver, CO 80220

Email: NYOLLICK@GMAIL.COM

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DISTRICT 2

Name: Xochitl Gaytan

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Address: 2105 S. Yates Street

Denver, CO 80219

Email: XOCHITLAZTEC@GMAIL.COM

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Name: Karolina Villagrana

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Address: 715 S. Decatur Street

Denver, CO 80219

Email: KVILLAGRANA@GMAIL.COM

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DISTRICT 3

Name: Dr. Carrie Olson

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Address: 754 S. Ivy Street

Denver, CO 80224

Email: CARRIEAOLSON@GMAIL.COM

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Name: Dr. Mike DeGuire

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Address: 1281 Holly Street

Denver, CO 80220

Email: DRMIKE4DPS@GMAILCOM

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DISTRICT 4

Name: Gene Fashaw

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Address: 18786 E. 57th Place, Unit B

Denver, CO 80249

Email: FASHAW@GENE4DPS.ORG

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Name: Andrea Mosby Jones

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Address: 3641 Oneida Street

Denver, CO 80207

Email: HOPEFORKIDDENVER@MSN.COM

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Name: Michelle Quattlebaum

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Address: 5039 Uvalda Street

Denver, CO 80239

Email: QDMICHELLE2@GMAIL.COM

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Name: Dr. Jose Silva

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Address: 20503 E. 50th Ave.

Denver, CO 80249

Email: JSILVAHD5@GMAIL.COM

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