Collinus Newsome

Director of Education
The Denver Foundation

Collinus has spent her career helping students of any cultural or socio-economic background succeed academically. From her work as Policy Advisor to the Superintendent of Aurora Public Schools, one of the regions most diverse school districts, to her leadership as Director of Diversity at CU Boulder’s School of Education, Collinus has navigated the complexity of today’s educational systems. In her role as Director of Education at the Denver Foundation, Collinus leads a citywide conversation promoting classroom effectiveness, family engagement, and educational equity.

She earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Illinois