Regular meetings now allow for the in-person attendance of 10 community members. All meetings will continue to be livestreamed.


Barbara O’Brien

Barbara O’Brien has been on the Board of Education since 2017.  She is Senior Fellow for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, a national initiative to increase the number of third-graders who are reading at grade level. Prior to this, she was Lieutenant Governor of Colorado from 2007-2011, and president of the Colorado Children’s Campaign for sixteen years.

As a member of the school board, O’Brien helped develop the Early Literacy Plan 2020, co-chaired the committee that created the Early Literacy Roadmap that will link city and school district services for literacy and language development, co-sponsored a new district policy to​ ​reduce suspensions and expulsions in early education through third grade, and has worked to expand funding for social and emotional supports for students.

Denver Public Schools Board of Education

Barbara O’Brien
At Large
Term: 2017-21

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