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Our Board

Our board is made up of passionate educators, advocates, and community leaders who are dedicated to advancing Black excellence in education.

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MiDian Holmes

CEO, The Epitome of Black Excellence and Partnership


Dr. Regina English

Colorado State Representative

Our Founding Supporters

We are honored at the Center for Advancing Black Excellence in Education to receive support from a wide array of distinguished individuals nationwide. Our mission is backed by State Legislators, Non-Profit Leaders, City Council Members, School Board Members, and Executives from School Board Associations.

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James Coleman

Colorado State Senate President, Pro Tempore

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Jennifer Bacon

Colorado State Representative & Assistant Majority Leader

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Devin Del Palacio

Former Executive Director
Arizona School Board Association 


TeRay Esquibel

Executive Director
Ednium the Alumni Collective


Candice Bailey

CEO,  Lighthouse Consultants Colorado


Scott Esserman

Denver School Board Director At, Large


Shenika Carter

CEO, Urban League of Denver

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Ashlee Wedgeworth

Former President
Urban League of Young Professionals

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Justin Brooks

Mayor, Town of Erie


Alison Coombs

Aurora City Council, At-Large

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Korey Strozier

Tacoma School Board Director


Tiffany Tasker

Aurora School Board Director


Davon Williams

Englewood School Board Director

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Michelle DePass

Portland School Board Director

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Eric Andrews

Plainfield School Board Director


Former Akron School Board President

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Juan Marcano

Former Aurora City Councilman


Flor Alvidrez

Denver City Councilwoman

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Hashim Coates

Candidate, Arapahoe County Commissioner District 5

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brother jeff

CEO, brother jeff's Cultural Center


Sarah Parady

Denver City Councilwoman, At-Large


At The Center for Advancing Black Excellence in Education, we believe that collaboration is essential to achieving our mission. We partner with organizations, educators, and community leaders who share our commitment to advancing education for Black communities. 

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