Meet Education Champion, Alexis

Elections | 08/27/2019

Kate Dando Doran
Director of Communications

Alexis Menocal Harrigan is running for the open At-Large seat on the Denver Public Schools Board (DPS) of Education.

About Alexis:

Alexis is a DPS mom and a former DPS student. She is a first-generation American, and says she “knows firsthand how an excellent education can change a child's trajectory.” She has worked in DPS schools through AmeriCorps. Alexis worked on policy at the local, state, and federal levels. She says “I am running to represent all families on the Denver Public Schools Board of Directors because as a former DPS student, a current DPS mom, and community advocate, I bring solutions to our complex district challenges. With roots across Denver, and track-record of developing policy solutions at the local, state, and national level, I am ready to serve you on the board.”

Alexis’s Vision

  • Support our teachers as dignified professionals
  • Give community power over their schools by ensuring decisions are made at the school level
  • Close opportunity gaps to ensure all kids graduate ready for college and the workforce

What A Parent Has to Say About Alexis:

“I loved Alexis because she knows the existing inequity in DPS against our Latin@ students and she will work to support us parents to push our kids forward so they can graduate high school prepared and can pursue their dreams,” || "Alexis me encanto porque ella conoce la falta de equidad que existe en nuestro sistema escolar contra los estudiantes latinos y va a trabajar para ayudarnos a sacar a nuestros hijos adelante para que se puedan graduar preparados de la escuela y puedan seguir sus sueños." said Nallely Antunez, member of Stand for Children parent endorsement committee.

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