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DPS names interim superintendent, plans to fill spot by December

Dr. Ron Cabrera will serve as interim superintendent of the Denver Public School District until a permanent replacement is named in December, the district announced on Thursday.

DENVER — The Denver Public School District Board of Education on Thursday unanimously voted to name Dr. Ron Cabrera interim superintendent of the district.

He'll take over for current superintendent Tom Boasberg, who announced in July that he planned to step down after nearly a decade in charge of the state's largest school district.

Cabrera has more than 40 years of educational experience and started his career as a teacher within the district, according to board president Anne Rowe. He is not being considered for the permanent gig.

"I am truly honored -- honored that the board has made a decision, [and has] confidence in me to be the interim superintendent. I know how important that role is," Cabrera said during a Thursday morning press conference. "I am honored to have a chance to work with Tom, blessed to have his support and help with the transition as we prepare for the future."

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Cabrera previously served as superintendent in Loveland. He also taught at North High School and Morey Middle School and served as assistant principal at Centennial Elementary school and then principal of Steadman Elementary school within DPS from 1988 to 1991.

Cabrera will officially begin his interim role on Oct. 20. DPS has extended its search for a permanent superintendent and said they'll make that selection in December after narrowing down a list of finalists in November. Cabrera has said he is not applying for the position, according to the district.

His interim superintendent salary is equal to what Boasberg's was; $20,000 a month. The full terms of his contract can be viewed below or at this link:

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