Susana Cordova

Deputy Superintendent
Dallas Independent School District

Dallas, TX


Member, CAL Board of Trustees 2019 – 2024

Susana Cordova brings almost 30 years of experience in the Denver Public Schools to her position as the Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools. She is a life-long Denver resident and has worked in DPS schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Cordova believes in the power of our schools to transform our city. “Schools have the transformative power to build a more equitable future. We must create equity for all children, not by accident but by design, so that we nurture them to grow and achieve at high levels.”

Cordova has worked on projects like Teacher Leadership and Collaboration, in which teacher leaders both teach and lead teams of teachers; the educator effectiveness systems of LEAP and LEAD; the creation of district wide shared core values programming; and redesigning the districtwide programs for English learners.

Cordova received her undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in education from the University of Colorado. She is a proud graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, and lives in Denver with her daughter Carmen, son Alex and husband Eric, who have all attended the Denver Public Schools as well.