All candidates for Denver Public Schools Board of Education District 1 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the Nov. 7, 2023, general election for Denver Public Schools Board of Education District 1 — Incumbent Scott Baldermann (nonpartisan) and Kimberlee Sia (nonpartisan) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “Recruit and retain the best teachers and paraprofessionals for kids through higher compensation and support systems.
  • Reduce class sizes so students receive the individualized attention they need and deserve.
  • Keep students and employees safe through early interventions and expanded wraparound services.”


  • “It’s time for a change on the DPS Board. I bring the passion and experience necessary to make that change.
  • Our students, family, educators, and community deserve a transparent and functional school board. Denver Public Schools has the potential to be an effective, high-achieving school district. I am ready to work alongside our community to make this happen!
  • We deserve school board members with experience in education. Kimberlee Sia has a decades-long career in education and executive leadership that uniquely qualifies her to serve on the school board.”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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