Our Staff


Peter Sherman is the Founding Director of Aurora Science & Tech, the newest school in the DSST Public Schools Network. Peter brings 25 years of experience in the public education sector, most recently serving as Executive Director of School and District Performance for the Colorado Department of Education. Pior to working at CDE, Peter served as principal at two DPS schools – Valdez Elementary and Park Hill Elementary – leading the development of a dual-language Montessori program at Valdez and resulting in Blue Ribbon status. Peter also played a key role in the founding of The Odyssey School – a charter Expeditionary Learning school in Denver. Peter’s educational foundations formed as a field instructor for several Outward Bound schools.

Peter graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Architecture and received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University. He also engaged in graduate studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at the University of Denver.


Want to work at AST? 

Interested in becoming part of our founding team?  We are looking for fantastic candidates to fill leadership and teaching roles.  Review job postings here (some are specific to AST and some are general DSST postings with option to select "Aurora").  JOB POSTINGS