Program Profiles
Bill Kurtz

Current Title
Chief Executive Officer
Current Organization
DSST Public Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief executive officer
Previous Organization
Denver School of Science and Technology
Previous Organization Sector
Public Charter Network

The Broad Academy 2015-2016


Public education, in its simplest form, is about helping young people develop the skills, knowledge, and values to become the best versions of themselves. The future of our country depends upon our ability to ensure that all students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to fully develop their potential. Core to my work is ensuring that all of our students are college ready, have a deep sense of self, and are given the life tools to succeed in the 21st century.

Widely considered one of the nation’s premier open-enrollment STEM-focused school systems, DSST Public Schools is committed to transforming public education in Denver — not just on its own campuses. Under the leadership of chief executive officer Bill Kurtz, DSST partners with Denver Public Schools to support educator growth and capacity. Among other things, they have developed an innovative career pathway for DPS teachers and principals alongside their own with the goal of creating a citywide pipeline of strong school leaders.

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DSST Public Schools Wins the 2018 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, Will Soon Serve One-Fourth of Denver’s Middle & High Schoolers, The 74, June 18, 2018

Denver-based DSST Public Schools wins the 2018 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. Read more.

Current Title
Chief Executive Officer
Current Organization
DSST Public Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief executive officer
Previous Organization
Denver School of Science and Technology
Previous Organization Sector
Public Charter Network