Who We Are

The Culture, Equity & Leadership Team (CELT) strives to make DPS the best place for everyone to learn, grow and have a positive impact. We lead cross functional efforts to:

  • Improve our organization’s effectiveness
  • Develop all employees/educators through a differentiated values-based leadership approach
  • Infuse an explicit and consistent focus on equity, inclusion and behavioral change.

We drive the district’s mission, vision and culture transformation efforts to ensure we collectively reach our vision: Every Child Succeeds.

Every Child Succeeds!

Students First

We put our kids’ needs at the forefront of everything we do.


We tell the truth, and we keep our promises.


We celebrate our diversity and will provide the necessary resources and supports to eliminate barriers to success and foster a more equitable future for all our kids.


Together as a team, we think, we work, and we create in order to reach our goals.


We take responsibility for our individual and collective commitments; we grow from success; we learn from failure.


We celebrate the joy in our work and foster in our students a joy and passion for learning to last their whole lives.