DSST Public Schools is committed to providing our students and staff with a safe learning and work environment, as well as to treating all members of the school community in alignment with our six Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Doing Your Best, Integrity, Curiosity and Courage). DSST Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, nor tolerate harassment on the basis of sex, in compliance with all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions to which DSST Public Schools is subject.
Any person wishing to report knowledge of sex-based discrimination or harassment or submit a formal Title IX complaint involving a DSST Public Schools student, prospective student, or employee is encouraged to first contact the specific school’s Title IX Coordinator, who will take and review the initial report (school based Title IX contacts are linked below). Such reports or complaints may be submitted directly to the network-level Title IX Coordinator, if preferred.
Network-Level Title IX Contact Information
- DSST’s network-level Title IX Coordinator is Samantha Lapres, Senior Manager of Mental Health. Her office is located at 3401 Quebec Street, Suite 2000, Denver, CO, 80207 (DSST’s Home Office). She can be reached at Sam.Lapres@scienceandtech.org.
- DSST’s network-level Title IX Investigator is William Carter, Senior Manager of School Culture. His office is located at 3401 Quebec Street, Suite 2000, Denver, CO, 80207 (DSST’s Home Office). He can be reached at William.Carter@scienceandtech.org.
- DSST’s network-level Title IX Decision Maker is Christine Nelson, Chief of Schools. Her office is located at 3401 Quebec Street, Suite 2000, Denver, CO, 80207 (DSST’s Home Office). She can be reached at Christine.Nelson@scienceandtech.org.
All public inquiries or concerns regarding DSST Public Schools’ Title IX policies, procedures, or compliance should be sent to our network-level Title IX Coordinator, Samantha LaPres.
School TItile IX Coordinator Contact Information
|DSST School||Title IX Coordinator|
|Aurora Science & Tech Middle School||Kara Clark||Kara.Clark@scienceandtech.org|
|Aurora Science & Tech High School||Dominique Chambers||Dominique.Chambers@scienceandtech.org|
|Byers Campus||Allie Serina||Allie.Serina@scienceandtech.org|
|Conservatory Green Middle School||Jimmy Cooley||Jimmy.Cooley@scienceandtech.org|
|Conservatory Green High School||Nate Reavan||Nathaniel.Reaven@scienceandtech.org|
|Cole Middle School||Kelsey Moore||Kelsey.Moore@scienceandtech.org|
|Cole High School||Kelsey Moore||Kelsey.Moore@scienceandtech.org|
|College View Middle School||Joven Lusa||Joven.Lusa@scienceandtech.org|
|College View High School||Jesse Heaton||Jesse.Heaton@scienceandtech.org|
|Elevate Northeast High School||Sara Lozoya||Sara.Lozoya@scienceandtech.org|
|Green Valley Ranch Middle School||Quincy Shannon||Quincy.Shannon@scienceandtech.org|
|Green Valley Ranch High School||Kendrick Friendly||Kendrick.Friendly@scienceandtech.org|
|Middle School @ Noel Campus||Briana Mesa||Briana.Mesa@scienceandtech.org|
|Montview Middle School||Kiersten Ellefsen||Kiersten.Ellefsen@scienceandtech.org|
|Montview High School||Josh Hugo||Hugo.Josh@scienceandtech.org|
TITLE IX RESOURCES
- Notice of Nondiscrimination
- DSST's Title IX Policy
- Training Materials
Gender Identity Policy
All students have the right to feel safe, seen, and acknowledged in their identity. For transgender and non-binary students, this should include their true name, identity, and correct pronouns being acknowledged, used by staff and other students, and represented in school systems.
During the transition process, it is mission-critical that our community feels affirmed in their identity. The current processes and systems for gender and name changes are designed around exclusionary practices. In order to actively work against systems of oppression, DSST will implement the following policy & support.
Each campus will have a campus-based advocate. This person will assist in the name change process & work with the individual to develop a community plan.
Transgender Youth Advocate Team Contact Information
|DSST School||Trans Youth Advocate (TYA)|
|Aurora Science & Tech Middle School||Eric Norfleet||Eric.Norfleet@scienceandtech.org|
|Byers Campus||Madeline Davies & Jessica Currie||
|Conservatory Green Middle School||Bel Damiani||Isabella.Damiani@scienceandtech.org|
|Conservatory Green High School||Rae Temple||Rae.Temple2@scienceandtech.org|
|Cole Campus||Megan Zink||Megan.Zink@scienceandtech.org|
|College View Middle School||Annelise Drost||Annelise.Droste@scienceandtech.org|
|College View High School||Nancy Vargas||Nancy.Vargas@scienceandtech.org|
|Elevate Northeast High School||Guillermo Vela||Guillermo.Vela@scienceandtech.org|
|Green Valley Ranch Middle School||TBD|
|Green Valley Ranch High School||Miles Ericson||Miles.Erickson@scienceandtech.org|
|Middle School @ Noel Campus||Kimberly Katner||Kimberly.Katner@scienceandtech.org|
|Montview Middle School||Donald Seburn||Donald.Seburn@scienceandtech.org|
|Montview High School||Kaley Buttrick||Kailey.Buttrick@scienceandtech.org|