Susana Cordova

Deputy Superintendent Dallas Independent School District

Member, CAL Board of Trustees 2019 – 2021

Susana Cordova has worked in K-12 education for over 30 years. A Denver native, she recently joined Dallas ISD as the Deputy Superintendent for Leading and Learning, where she oversees school leadership, academic programming and innovation strategies. 

Prior to joining Dallas ISD, Susana was the Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools. She also worked in DPS schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Susana believes in the power of our schools to transform our cities. “Schools have the transformative power to build a more equitable future. We must create equity for all children, not by accident but by design, so that we nurture them to grow and achieve at high levels.”

Susana has worked on projects like Teacher Leadership and Collaboration, in which teacher leaders both teach and lead teams of teachers; the educator effectiveness systems of LEAP and LEAD; the creation of district-wide shared core values programming; and redesigning the district-wide programs for English learners.

Susana received her undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in education from the University of Colorado