DPS Board of Education Selects New Director for District 5

Swearing in new board member

At their regular meeting on June 9, 2022, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education announced the selection of Charmaine Lindsay to fill the District 5 vacancy when Rev. Brad Laurvick resigned due to an appointment to serve as Lead Pastor to the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Collins.

“We are so thankful to Rev. Laurvick for his service to Denver Public Schools and the District 5 community,” said DPS Board of Education President Xóchitl Gaytán. “The process to select Director Lindsay was rigorous. We know that she will serve DPS and District 5 well. I would like to thank all of the candidates who applied to fill Rev. Laurvick’s position. The process was long and difficult, and we were all impressed with your passion, care and concern for our schools.”

Ms. Lindsay is a practicing family attorney who holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, criminology and dramatic writing as well as a Master’s in applied science. She will serve District 5 until the 2023 election and will be eligible to run for that seat at that time if she chooses.

Lindsay will be sworn-in in the near future and her first official event will be the Board of Education retreat scheduled for Thursday, June 16.