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 John Youngquist

Teacher, Principal, Father, District Administrator For Denver Public School Board of Education

At Large Seat - Vote Nov 7, 2023

Experience to Lead

...because every child deserves a safe, motivating, and academically successful journey through school and into their future.
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Core Values

Integrity:  I take responsibility for

                 my decisions 
Equity:     People get what they 

                 need when they need it
Synergy:  We are better together

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My goal is to create the community
and engage the actions that ensure academic
and life success for every child.

EDUCATION

  • Dad of two teenage girls!

  • Bachelor of Arts-     Psychology, CU Boulder

  • Master of Arts- Educational   Leadership, CU Denver

  • Teacher and Principal   License- Colorado

COMMUNITY

  • Kindergarten Classroom   Volunteer, Hallett Elem.

  • Denver Youth Program   Board Member &         Volunteer

  • Cherry Arts Foundation-   Board of Directors

  • University of Colorado-       Superintendent's Council

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EXPERIENCE

  • East High School Principal 

  • Chief Academic Officer APS

  • Chief Operating Officer Denver Youth Program

  • Assistant Superintendent    

    • Northeast Denver

    • Northwest Denver

    • Southwest Denver

  • DPS Director of Principal Talent Management

  • District Strategy & Leadership Consultant

  • Smedley Elementary School Principal (DPS)

  • Newlon Elementary School   Principal (DPS)

  • Principal and Program Director in a variety of  Colorado districts

RECOGNITION

  • Colorado Elementary     Principal of the Year

  • University of Colorado     Alumni Leadership Award 

  • New Leaders for New   Schools E.P.I.C. Principal

  • Angel Award Recipient

  • Outstanding Young   Coloradan Award

  • Golden Apple Award-   Marquez Foundation

If the education of our children is the most important work, then we need our Board of Education to shift its priorities and put our students at the heart of every conversation.  

MY PRIORITIES

1. Safe schools and redesigned mental health services for children and school staffs

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2. Transparent and strong organization

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3. Secure the academic gains that every child deserves

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If the education of our children is the most important work, then we need our Board of Education to shift its priorities and put our students at the heart of every conversation.  

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