Education

Tom Boasberg, Denver Public Schools superintendent, has been back at class

DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg has been out and about the last couple of weeks at schools engaging with students.

But his appearances aren't part of any new or unusual public relations campaign, says DPS spokeswoman Kristy Armstrong.

"There just happened to be things going on that he wanted to attend," she says. "He attends lot of events, and these two were important for him."

On February 22, in honor of Black History Month, Boasberg and former superintendent Evie Dennis guest taught an African-American history class at East High School. And on March 1, Boasberg and Mayor John Hickenlooper read Dr. Seuss stories to a class at Teller Elementary as part of National Read Across America Day.

Over the past school year, Boasberg - who replaced now-Senator Michael Bennet as superintendent last January -- has been a guest teacher at Lincoln and a few other high schools, Armstrong says.

He doesn't have any other classroom events scheduled at the moment.

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