Tony Curcio for DPS District 5
“I liked Tony because he has a lot of experience in DPS schools. I loved hearing that he had been involved with his kid’s education from the start and I am especially excited to see how he continues to work with the community.”
"Me gusto Tony porque él tiene experiencia con las escuelas y los sistemas de DPS. Me gusto mucho oir que ha estado involucrado con sus hijos y su educación desde el principio. Estoy especialmente emocionada de ver como él continua trabajando con la comunidad."
- Roxana Baraza, member of Stand for Children parent endorsement committee.
Why Parents Support Tony for School Board
Tony wants to open at least six additional ECE classrooms in the NW Denver region. He will work with DPS and the community to identify a location and financial resources to increase access for families, especially those with low-income households.
Tony knows that quality educators have the greatest impact on student success so we must attract, retain, and support great school leaders and teachers in all schools. Tony wants teachers to be paid a living wage, allowing them to live in the same communities where they teach. Tony will also partner with local and regional universities to recruit a more diverse body of teachers to the district.
Tony will work to close the achievement gap by providing early and effective intervention strategies and drive more resources towards early intervention programs to ensure that students graduate from high school with a diploma that prepares them for college or a post-secondary career.
Tony will work to ensure all students receive a culturally relevant, anti-bias education that prepares them for the 21st century economy.
Tony is the son of teachers and understands that education is the gateway to opportunity. He is an active Denver Public Schools parents of three and has worked as a substitute teacher. He has volunteered in a variety of roles in DPS over the last 21 years, including managing accountability of spending for the 2016 bond measure, developing school improvement plans for five elementary schools, and helping parents navigate the system to find the best school for their children.