Friday Feb 21, 2020

"Supporting the Well-Being of Students in Bellevue Schools"

Ivan Duran, Ed.D

Superintendent Bellevue School District No. 405

Introduced by: Howard Johnson

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“In Bellevue Schools we believe students learn best in safe, secure, and stable environments. Beyond helping learners to achieve high academic growth and success, we foster environments, district-wide, that promote healthy social, emotional and physical well-being. We are creating a system-wide approach to ensure that every student feels safe physically, socially, and emotionally in all learning environments.” Dr. Duran will discuss this in his presentation.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ivan Duran joined the Bellevue School District as Superintendent in July 2017. Prior to his role in Bellevue, Duran was deputy superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District in Texas. Dr. Duran has also served as assistant superintendent for elementary education for Denver Public Schools in Colorado. Dr. Duran holds a doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy Study from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado, and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Dr. Duran is an avid runner, cyclist, and cook. He and his wife, Kelly, share a passion for promoting equity in education and exploring the great outdoors. They have a one-year old son named Mateo and keeping them all company is their resident canine Gracie.