Hello and welcome to my website.  My name is Dr. Val Flores.

I’m running for the Colorado State Board of Education because schools across Colorado need our help. Our state is facing a crisis in education: too few families have access to quality early childhood education, our on-time graduation rates are not improving quickly enough, and too many students who choose to go on to higher education are forced to take remedial courses they should have mastered in high school. Also, many of our students leave our high schools without career ready work skills. We must ensure every student graduates college or career ready.

I’m running to ensure we have quality public schools in every neighborhood across the Metro area and across the state. As a lifelong educator of public school students, pre-service and graduate teachers and also as an education researcher and policy analyst, I will bring an experienced voice to the Colorado State Board of Education.

I’m proud to stand with teachers and education professionals in the pursuit of making Colorado a leader in public education and have received the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers – Colorado, the Colorado Education Association, and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association.