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Former DPS board member Dr. Sharon Bailey dies

Former DPS board member Dr. Sharon Bailey dies

Bailey is being remembered for her efforts to enhance racial fairness in training.

DENVER — A lady who spent her life preventing for Black college students in Denver Public Faculties (DPS) has died.

The district mentioned Dr. Sharon Bailey, 68, handed away at her dwelling Friday evening.

Bailey was first elected to the college board in 1988 and served till 1995.

After her service on the board, she researched training coverage.

Her 2016 report on the racism skilled by African American college students and employees led the district to create the Denver Public Faculties African American Fairness Process Pressure.

“The DPS Group at the moment is heartbroken on the lack of our treasured colleague Dr. Sharon Bailey, who handed away [Friday] evening whereas at dwelling,” a press release from the district learn. “Dr. Bailey touched the lives and impressed the work of so many in our group, and her contributions will likely be felt for generations to return. She was a superb and devoted chief and fairness champion who labored tirelessly to assist guarantee all youngsters have entry to a high quality training and to spotlight the pressing want for a deeper understanding of the experiences of African-American college students and educators in Denver with the intention to drive enhancements and honor Black excellence. We stand collectively in grief at her sudden loss and in power to proceed her work, impressed by her experience and fervour.”

The DPS Board of Training additionally launched a press release, saying they had been “shocked and deeply saddened” by her passing. 

“Dr. Sharon Bailey will likely be tremendously missed and the Board of Training is dedicated to persevering with her legacy by pursuing the assorted initiatives she started and have now change into cornerstones for the Denver Public Faculties,” the board’s assertion learn.

Her final position with the district was as ombudsperson for DPS.

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