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Dr. Robyn Duran

Dr. Robyn Duran

Dr. Robyn Duran, Chief Academic and Equity Officer 

Dr. Robyn Duran brings more than 15 years of extensive educational experience to her role as Adams 14’s Chief Academic and Equity Officer. 

Dr. Duran promotes practices aimed at eradicating racial predictability in student academic achievement through leadership development, program design, and community outreach and engagement. She provides strategic oversight and leadership over all Adams 14 educational divisions, while working closely with instructional directors to ensure continued focus and leadership in the areas of equity, Driven by Data, and English Language Acquisition (ELA) programming continue.

Dr. Duran is a natural leader and accomplished educator who leverages her influence to establish and maintain a positive organizational culture and climate, while insisting on transparent communications to build and enhance trust and rapport with District stakeholders. 

With an innate and genuine passion for students and families, Dr. Duran is committed to providing all employees with the tools they need to ensure each classroom in the District reflects inclusive excellence for all students. Dr. Duran is skilled at building effective teams of educators with racialized intentionality, and charged with developing and implementing culturally-responsive programming in order to meet the complex needs of all students. 

Before joining Adams 14, , Dr. Duran served as a high school and middle school teacher and building administrator in Denver Public Schools, and most recently as a school administrator and the Executive Director of Excellence and Equity for the Cherry Creek School District. 

Dr. Duran presents at the local and national level at various venues, specifically around opportunity to learn, critical race theory and inclusive excellence. Most recently, Dr. Duran has facilitated presentations around applied critical leadership for administrators of color at the Harvard School of Education, and the Summit for Courageous Conversations About Race. She also recently served as the keynote speaker at the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators’ winter conference.

Dr. Duran's philanthropic outreach includes serving on the Latin American Educational Foundation's Board of Directors, as well as serving as the co-chair for the Colorado Association for Latino Administrators and Superintendents. 

In her free time, Robyn enjoys spending time with her husband and five children.