Tom Velazquez

Assistant Principal

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Dr. Velazquez will begin his 17th year in education. This is his 3rd year in Denver Public Schools. He has taught levels 1-6 of Spanish at middle and high school, including IB and MYP and served as an Administrative TOSA in Aurora Public Schools. Mr. Velazquez is excited about his role as Assistant Principal at CEC. He looks forward to continuing the culture of college and career readiness for all students. His passion for education is ensuring equitable outcomes and opportunities for all students.  Dr. Velazquez completed his doctoral degree in Leadership for Educational Equity with the first Latino cohort at CU Denver. In his free time, he enjoys mini adventures with his family and traveling to Mexico, Arizona and Disneyland. Dr. Velazquez is originally from Chicago and loves Chicago pizza and hotdogs y me encanta la comida Mexicana. His favorite quote is “A rising tide raises all ships.” He is very excited about the educational opportunities that CEC affords its families and students. “I look forward to working with our community to ensure every student succeeds. ¡Saludos!”