We can rebuild DPS, and it starts by changing the people we elect to represent us.

I’m not a career politician. I’m a soldier who vowed to protect, a trained security expert who safeguarded school grounds, a single father of a beautiful middle school girl with special needs, and an experienced board leader who brought common sense, collaboration, problem solving, and effective governance to boards.  For me, it’s always about doing what’s right and best for our people. To rebuild DPS, we need leaders who have one goal: to get things done for our students, teachers, and our Denver communities.

An Inclusive & EXPERIENCED Leader

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It taks a village to bring up our kids.  This campaign is for all of the kids in DPS and we can’t build a strong school district without your help. Join us to bring accountability, safety, and focus on education excellence back to our schools. 

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I will be out in the community speaking with parents, students, educators, community leaders across Denver.  My job is to listen to all concerns and bring common sense and sound judgement to turn your concerns into good policies and programs to support our students’ needs.

This is OUR school district.

I am counting on all of us to fight for our school safety and education excellence. We need an engaged community and effective leaders to make that happen. Add your name to tell Paul you’re in.  

A committed leader

Committed to Serving the School District and Building a Stronger Community

Paul’s diverse background in military service, emergency response, and board leadership, combined with his commitment to service, make him highly qualified for the role of DPS school board director – At Large.


Paul's extensive background as a soldier, firefighter, and EMT officer has equipped him with invaluable experience in high-pressure situations, strategic decision-making, and effective leadership. He has faced adversity, adapted to challenging environments, and honed his skills as a leader through years of service.


Paul's unwavering dedication to serving others is a testament to his character. Throughout his military and civilian careers, he has consistently demonstrated a strong sense of duty, putting the needs of his community and the well-being of others above his own. His commitment to excellence and continuous improvement drives him to constantly strive for better outcomes.


Having served in the armed forces and responded to emergencies as a firefighter and EMT officer, Paul has developed exceptional resilience in the face of adversity. He has proven his ability to stay composed, make tough decisions under pressure, and effectively lead teams through challenging circumstances. His resilience allows him to overcome obstacles, adapt to changing situations, and inspire others to persevere.


One of Paul's greatest strengths as a leader is his empathy towards others. Having witnessed firsthand the impact of his actions on individuals and communities, he understands the importance of connecting with people on a personal level. His genuine concern for the well-being and success of those he serves allows him to build strong relationships, foster trust, and create a supportive environment for collaboration and growth.

Quality Schools Start with Effective Governance

Paul’s platform for the DPS school board At Large board director position focuses on four strategic priorities:
School Safety, Education Excellence, Community Building, and Effective Governance.

What Became Our Concern

“Creating a safe and supportive learning environment, fostering education excellence, building strong communities, and establishing effective governance are the cornerstones of my vision for a thriving Denver Public Education system that empowers every student to succeed” – Paul Ballenger

School Safety

Ensure a Secure Learning Environment: Prioritizing School Safety for Student Well-being.

Education Excellence

Promote a Culture of Excellence: Fostering an Equitable, High-Quality Education for Every Student.

Community Building

Foster Strong Community Partnerships: Building a Collaborative and Supportive Educational Environment.

Effective Governance

Build Effective Governance: Empowering Leadership and Accountability for Educational Excellence.

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