Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents
LA LUZ DE LIDERAZO - A MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT
Welcome to the CO ALAS Membership Spotlight. Each month we introduce you to one of our many CO-ALAS members. Let’s see what they are doing and what’s on their mind!
This month we are featuring Pablo Joucovsky, Assistant Principal of Emily Griffith High School in Denver Public Schools.
Pablo shares his professional career and current bio below. You can read the diverse experiences that have led to his various leadership roles. One of our shining stars!
Career Highlights & Education
Managing The New Comer Center at South High School rooted my teaching on equity and empathy. As a teacher I was always passionate and devoted to populations who were linguistically, culturally and racially diverse. With this frame of mind I was able to develop curricula for Math and Science that showed to be highly effective, engaging and culturally relevant. This is the lens that I’ve maintained as I’ve taken on leadership and administrative roles in the district. Being able to coach teachers and increase the impact of my experience with international students is work that I enjoy and am grateful to be able to do in DPS.
Mile High Teacher of the Year 2010
Winner of Colorado Jared Polis Inspirational Teacher Award
DPS Coach of the year 2013 and 2014
Recipient of Denver Public School Board of Education for Exemplary Multi Linguistic Learners Teaching Practices
What is exciting about my job? The most exciting part of my work as an Assistant Principal is that I am able to develop meaningful relationships (not only with students), but with the whole school community. I use these relationships to tirelessly work to dismantle barriers for our students to bring much needed systemic changes.
Words from a consejero/a. As a leader, do not ever use power; but use reason, empathy, and love; to make meaningful changes the world so much needs! Advice you would give a new superintendent or school leader: Dear Superintendent, always remember students are not numbers….they are the essence shaping our future.
If you catch me outside the office, you’ll find . . . ...loving and enjoying my family, playing the guitar, and reading science fiction. How does CO-ALAS add value? As a Latino, an immigrant, and an educator CO-ALAS is giving me the much needed lift, with connections to an unimaginable network of resources.