Education Post – “There has been no education leader more critical to the progress and stability of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) than Mary Seawell. She was a strong and steady hand as president of a sharply-divided Denver Board of Education from 2011-13—a time of big, tough changes in DPS. And she spearheaded the community campaign that passed a record-high school tax initiative by a nearly 2-to-1 margin at the ballot box in November of 2012—bringing the city a $500 million investment in its schools over the next two decades.
It’s a continuation of the Seawell family’s legacy of deep and lasting contributions to the Denver community. And it’s work that Mary is continuing with the Denver-based Gates Family Foundation, as a documentary producer, and as a champion for educational equity.”