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Turnaround and Priority Improvement Office

Performance Management provides targeted support for all districts with a Priority Improvement or Turnaround rating on the annual District Performance Framework.  The office also brokers services in cooperation with other CDE units and partners.  Performance managers work intensively with district leaders on improvement planning, data analysis, progress monitoring, leadership, and conditions for success in the turnaround context.

Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 402

Unit Supervisor: Peter Sherman
Administrative Lead: Desiree Sutter
Lead Email Address:
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6715


Office Responsibilities

  • Support the districts identified as Priority Improvement and Turnaround in continuous improvement cycle and dramatic change
  • Support schools and districts that are recipients of the Tiered Intervention Grant

Major Projects

  • Revision of diagnostic reviews for districts and schools
  • Progress monitoring for districts and schools
  • Fall statewide training for districts and schools on interim assessments and using data to drive improvement

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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