Lisa Flores is a graduate of Denver Public Schools (East High School) and a first-generation college graduate. As the daughter of a single mother and grandchild of migrant farmworkers, she knows the value of hard work. She graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz and returned to Denver to work with students from La Academic, West, and Lincoln High Schools. Lisa also served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. After returning from her service abroad, Lisa was the executive director of Denver Inner City Parish and worked very closely to address community needs – an effort Stand parents believe she’d continue if elected to the DPS Board.
Earlier in her career, Lisa served as senior staff for then-Mayor John Hickenlooper. After that, she worked at the Gates Family Foundation supporting local community programs. She has continued her civic work serving on the board of the Children’s Museum, Denver’s Welfare Reform Board, Denver Housing Authority, and as a Denver Public Library commissioner.
If elected, Lisa will work to:
• Ensure strong schools are in every neighborhood;
• Expand access to early childhood education;
• Make sure every school has an exceptional principal; and
• Meet the needs of all learners.
Stand parents have endorsed Lisa for District 5 because of her experience as a community leader in Denver and commitment to drastically improving the quality of education that all students in Northwest and West Denver are receiving. As Lisa says, “We have too many schools in District 5 that are failing our children. Whether it’s at a traditional district school or a charter school, we need to have a higher level of accountability and a better plan for intervening and supporting our student.”
You can follow Lisa on the campaign trail here.