Division of Equity in Learning

Message from the CAO

Chief Academic Officer
x28351
Valli Jo PedersonAssistant to the Chief Academic Officer
x28351

Vision

Every student shapes a successful future.

Mission

In service to our schools and in partnership with our community, we accelerate learning for all students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to shape successful futures.

DoEL Values

  • Students First

Every decision we make and action we take is in the service of the students we serve.

  • Integrity

We demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, honesty, and interactions.

  • Excellence

We are dedicated to setting the standard not just meeting the standard.

  • Commitment

We are responsible for completing the work we commit to and we hold each other accountable.

  • Inclusion

We recognize all students, regardless of race, ability, gender, sexual orientation, as valuable members of every school community. We provide the necessary resources and supports to address barriers to success.




The Division of Equity in Learning Focus


  • Increase student achievement by ensuring high-quality instruction in every classroom every day
  • Enhance access to mental health services for whole child development.
  • Attract, retain, and develop effective leaders, educators, and staff.
  • Establish a coherent philosophy and action plan to build school, family, and community engagement.


Each focus area represent the work, responsibilities, and commitment of our team. Our success in meeting the goals and objectives associated with each priority will require thoughtful collaboration with divisions, departments, and people across the district. Our students need each and every one of us to do our part to recognize and respond to the priorities we have identified.

Division of Equity In Learning Purpose Statement

We are Aurora Public Schools. We are a community of cultivators, creators, and inspirational leaders who believe in the power of the collective genius. TOGETHER we generate powerful and equitable learning outcomes for ALL. This is no ordinary district.