Superintendent Chris Gdowski
During his tenure as Superintendent, the district has consistently improved. Chris has led the work in improving the graduation rate by more than 20 percent; seeing improved school accountability ratings so that 80 percent of the district's schools are accredited as “performance”, the state’s highest rating, up from 50 percent over a three-year period; narrowing and eliminating gaps in district performance in English language arts and mathematics as compared to state averages; and launching a STEM continuum that has drawn interest and accolades at the state, national and international levels. Of the 20 Colorado school districts serving 10,000 or more students, the Five Star District is the most improved in the state's accountability system since 2014.
In November 2018, Chris was named one of Metro Denver’s Most Admired CEOs by the Denver Business Journal. One of 15 executives honored out of over 100 nominations, he was the only education leader selected. The awardees in the inaugural class were selected based on company success, civic engagement and innovation.