Near Northeast Leadership

Near northeast school leadership compact. from left to right: principal simmons, dc-21 / principal dawkins, manual high school / principal jackson & abdool, cole middle school / principal cedillo, bruce randolph high school / principal krause, columbine elementary

As Principal Leaders at three Denver Public Schools that serve diverse student populations, including a large population of students of color, we commit for the 2017-18 school-year to:

A sustained focus on social justice through community programming, and rigorous culturally responsive instruction that leads to college and career readiness

Deep and meaningful peer to peer mentoring with mentorship supports

Working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline
by committing to school wide restorative justice/approach practices that aim to deescalate student infractions in a way that teaches and keeps our students in our classrooms instead of entering our juvenile and adult court systems

A commitment to making our schools safe sanctuaries that continue to focus on strong supports for DACA students and families

A commitment to expand Arts and Music programming in our schools and school communities

Strengthening our neighborhood families by offering
free bi-monthly parenting/ guardian support sessions that provide resources, knowledge and important training and planning support aimed at helping parents/guardians ensure the success of their DPS student(s).

If you are interested in joining or supporting this collective please contact:


October 24, 2017- NNLC SPF Celebrations and Growths with Resource Fair- Free Food and Community Resources. 5:30-6:15pm at Manual High School

November 17, 2017- Daddy Bruce Day of Service In all participating schools
December 2017- Escaping the Clutches of the Criminal Justice System and Juvenile Criminal Justice Prevention
Bruce Randolph–3955 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

February 2018- Changing the Narrative Conference for Young Men of Color Manual Campus- 1700 E. 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80205 April 2018- Summer Job and Resume Fair Denver Center for 21st Century Learning, 1690 Williams St., Denver, CO 80218

All events will provide free community resources, food, translation services and daycare


Students First: We put our kids’ needs at the forefront of everything we do. Integrity: We tell the truth, and we keep our promises.

Equity: We celebrate our diversity and will provide the necessary resources and supports to eliminate barriers to success and foster a more equitable future for all our kids.

Collaboration: Together as a team, we think, we work, and we create in order to reach our goals.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our individual and collective commitments; we grow from success; we learn from failure.