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Endorsed by members of the Denver School Board

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Scott Esserman



Michelle Quattlebaum

District 4

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Charmaine Lindsay

District 5

Endorsed by members of the Colorado Black Caucus of School Board Directors

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Regina English

Colorado State Representative | Harrison School District Two, Director | Vice President of the Colorado Black Caucus of School Board Directors

President Auon’tai Anderson is a dedicated advocate for students across the state of Colorado. He has worked with Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to ensure that the voices of Black School Board Members, students, educators, and families are listened to and have a seat at the table. Auon’tai has a proven track record delivering on his promises to voters four years ago. I hope you will join me in supporting this amazing young man to return to the Denver School Board for another four years.

Meosha Brooks

St. Vrain Valley School District, Director | Treasurer of the Colorado Black Caucus of School Board Directors

President Auon'tai Anderson has a track record of championing student centered issues. He continues to be a pragmatic leader both Denver Public Schools and across the state of Colorado.

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Corey Williams

President, Harrison School District Two

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JJ Frazier

Vice President, Harrison School District Two

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Will Jones

Vice President, Mesa County School District 51

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Janice McDonald

Vice President, Cherry Creek School District

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Darlene Derbigny

Secretary | East Otero School District

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Michelle Wills-Hill

Secretary Harrison School District Two

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Michael Carter

Secretary | Aurora Public Schools

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Stephanie Mason

Vice President, Aurora Public Schools

Auon’tai is a brilliant young man on the Denver School Board with a proven record for fighting for all our students to receive a quality education. It is my honor to endorse Auon'tai.

Wanda James

University of Colorado Regent, Congressional District One

Auon’tai is a young man on a mission. He has dedicated his term to ensuring the voices of students remain the center of his work. While he has endured things others have not, he continues to fight for Denver Public Schools and all students regardless of their school model. Auon’tai will be a strategic partner that can help diversify the pipeline to the CU system! I am elated to endorse Auon’tai’s re-election campaign!

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Devin Del Palacio

Arizona State Representative | Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board, Director | Chairman of the National Black Council

As the Chairman of the National Black Caucus of School Boards, I’ve witnessed President Anderson’s dedication to ensuring historically marginalized voices are amplified and represented in spaces that have traditionally excluded them. Auon’tai has been a courageous leader for Black and Brown students across the country. When knocked down, Auon’tai continues to get right back up to fight for the kids. Denver Public Schools needs his bold and authentic leadership to return to the School Board for another four years.

Endorsed by Denver Educators

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Amanda McDonald

Denver Public Schools Principal

Auon’tai makes systemic changes to the educational system and is always willing to listen and advocate. What more could you need in a board member?

Michael Atkins

Denver Public Schools Principal

Director Auon'tai is a courageous leader who leads with his heart and student experiences close to his vest. He represents so many students who don’t have a voice because they’re silenced by inequitable policy and systems/mindsets of oppression.


Arnetta Sinclair 

Denver Public Schools Principal

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Michelyn Johnson

Parent & Educator

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Steve Smith

Parent & Educator

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Suzanne Koehler

Parent & Educator

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Marlinda Mendoza

Parent & Educator

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Abbey Winter

Parent & Educator

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Kelly Molinet

Parent & School Leader

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Kia Abdool

Former Denver Public Schools Principal


Benita Cervantes

Denver Public Schools Principal

Auon’tai is clear in his beliefs and stands behind them.

Kayla Grayson

Parent & Director of Elementary Schools, Denver Public Schools

I'm endorsing Auon'tai because of his true dedication to the children of Denver & his courage to speak up and out against injustice.

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Endorsed by Denver Parents & Community Leaders

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MiDian Holmes

Parent | DPS Alumna | Community Leader

Auon'tai Anderson is an undeniably necessary presence for our students, families, and community. He is a leader that has a calling and a gift! He displays his ability to engage the community from countless paths of life and has been a bridge over troubled waters that have surfaced in recent times. Not only does Auon'tai lean into the responsibility of his seat, but he also recognizes the importance. He actively pursues partnerships from all perspectives so that he can make informed decisions that represent the needs of our students and families.

Ashlee Wedgeworth

Parent | DPS Alumna | Community Leader

I am endorsing Auon’tai M. Anderson as he has been an effective School Board Member and truly advocates for the best interests of the youth.

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brother jeff

DPS Alum | Parent | Community Leader

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Jason McBride

Community Leader


Neal Walia

Community Leader

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Cheryl Carter

Community Leader

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Teresa Hailey

DPS Alumna | Community Leader

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Pasha Ripley

Community Leader

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Karen Ashmore

Community Leader

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Rachael Lehman

Parent | Community Leader |

College Professor

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Lynn Anderson-Thayer

Community Leader

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Rebecca Norris

Parent & Community Leader 

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Ian Coggins

Parent & Community Leader 

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Aaron Futrell

Community Leader


Lucy Martin

Community Leader

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Shavonne Blades

Community Leader

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Meryl Dugay

Community Leader

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Ariana Cde Baca

Parent & Community Leader 

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Tyler Drum

Community Leader

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Kelly Mayr


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Deronn Turner

Parent & Community Leader 

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John Seigert

Parent & Community Leader 

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Helen Bradshaw

Community Leader

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Jamie Sarche

Parent & Community Leader 

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Pastor Felicia Malone-Flowers

Faith Leader

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Bishop Jerry Demmer

Faith Leader

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Patrick Demmer

Faith Leader

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Coach John Bailey

DPS Alum | Community Leader

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Sandy Robnett

Community Leader

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Lacy McDonald

Parent & Educator


Candice Bailey

Community Leader


Pastor Thomas Mayes

Faith Leader

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Helen Rigmaiden

DPS Alumna | Community Leader

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Lisa Young 

Community Leader

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Dr. Syl Morgan Smith

Faith Leader

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Abbey Winter

Parent & Educator


Kristen Russell

Parents & Community Leader

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Mari Copeny

Little Miss Flint 

Andrea Chavez

Parent & Community Leader

I am endorsing Auon'tai because he can relate to DPS students. He has experienced what most of our students of color are still experiencing today. But he has proven that he gets things changed for the better; I'm trusting him for the next four years!

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Brandon Beston

Small Bussiness Owner | Community Leader

Director Auon'tai M. Anderson has accomplished so many important things in his first term on the Denver School Board. I was honored to be in attendance at the Board meeting when the Gender Neutral Bathroom Restroom resolution passed with his leadership. Auon'tai is a fierce leader, advocate, and ally to all communities within the DPS system. I'm proud to Endorse Director Anderson for another term on the School Board.

Kristen Hirsch

Parent & Community Leader

Director Anderson has centered on students, educators, and their needs throughout his first term. He is problem-solving real problems our kids face (access to appropriate bathrooms and hygiene products), and he will continue to champion those he serves.


Leaders from across the nation support Auon’tai’s vision for Denver kids.

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Vickie Smit

Albany City School District, President

Auon'tai has been a national educational leader, transforming how systems work for school districts across the country. He will continue to be a powerful voice for Denver's children.

Dr. Tarece Johnson-Morgan

Gwinnett County Public Schools, Chair

Auon’tai is an exceptionally courageous leader who is the hope for our children’s future. He is the difference, and I am honored to support him.

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Gail Johnson

Former City Commissioner, 
City of Gainesville, Florida

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Korin Kirk

Binghamton City School District 
Board of Education Director

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Joshua Simmons

Vice Mayor - Coral Springs, FL

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Justin Brooks

Mayor - Erie, Colorado

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Kenneth Biz Allen

Indianapolis Public Schools

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Angelia Moore

Indianapolis Public Schools

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Nicole Carey

Indianapolis Public Schools

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Sabrina Hill

Director - Clayton County Public Schools

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Chinua Rhodes

2nd Vice President Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education

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Leroy Tre Hutchins

Director - Cobb County Public Schools

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Korey Strozier

Director - Tacoma Public Schools


Ethan Ashley

Board Member 

Orleans Parish School Board

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Giselle Martinez

Newburgh City Council Ward 1

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Rafa Diaz Martinez

Vice President

Judson Independent School District

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Berdetta Hodge

Tempe City Councilwoman

Tempe Union High School Governing Board Member

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Delishia Porterfield

Nashville City Councilwoman, District 29


R. Syntel Brown

Griffin-Spalding County School District

Board Member

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Albany City School District, 
Board Member 

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Althea Stevens

New York City Councilwoman, District 16

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Sandy Nurse

New York City Councilwoman, District 37

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North Clackamas School District

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Sarah James

Tempe Union High School District

Governing Board Member

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Brian Garcia

Tempe Union High School District

Governing Board President

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Armando Montero

Tempe Union High School District

Governing Board Vice President

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Winford Adams

Vice President - Spring ISD School District,


Kathryn Haines

Chesterfield Public School District - Midlothian District, Board Member

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Felecia Duggins

Capital School District, Board Member

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Dr. Chanda Jackson

President - Capital School District

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John Martin

Capital School District, Board Member

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Christiane Buggs

Metro Nashville Public Schools, Chair



Newark Board of Education, At-Large

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Tamillia Valenzuela

Washington Elementary School District


Bruce Franks Jr.

Former Missouri State Representative 

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Gabriela Lopez

Former School Board President, 
San Francisco Unified School District

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Andy Kerr

Jefferson County Commissioner

Herman Greene

Portland Public Schools, Director 

Auon'tai is the change that we have been waiting on. A lot of people talk about change, he embodies it.

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Leslie Summey

Arapahoe County Commissioner, District 4

Auon’tai Anderson is a champion for equity and justice. He continues center the individual needs of the students that he serves and works to ensure Denver Public Schools continues to lead in pay for educators, inclusive practices for LGBTQIA + communities, and that Denver Public Schools fulfills their promise to ensure that every learner thrives. Auon’tai is well equipped to serve on the Denver School Board for another four years.

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