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With pleasure, I welcome you to the Colorado Springs School District as we continue our commitment to providing excellent education in the heart of the city! I am honored to serve as your superintendent and look forward to serving all students, staff, families, and D11 stakeholders. My professional journey started in this great city, so this is like a homecoming for me, and I know we will exceed expectations together.

In addition to academic excellence, we prepare our students to understand and lead in a globally connected society. Our students are thriving academically and gaining the personal, social, and cultural experiences they need to profoundly impact our world, starting their educational foundation in Colorado Springs School District 11. We’re building a community that can rise to any challenge and reach new heights. Excellence is our destination, and your future in D11 is full of opportunities to realize your brilliance!

Our entire D11 workforce serves our students, one another, and our community. We intentionally collaborate across departments, schools, and locations to strengthen our futures. The goal of D11 is to help schools and our staff adopt promising practices in our classrooms so that every student has the best opportunity to meet their potential and exceed it! Our team is growing so our students can succeed! We believe innovation coupled with passion can change students’ trajectories.

I look forward to a wonderful school year working to elevate our excellence. Building on our Best, First Instruction method, we have a solid foundation to cultivate knowledge, empower young minds, and serve each other as the City’s central school district.

I invite you to come along for the journey this year as we commit to providing academic excellence, safe learning environments, and opportunities to propel ourselves into the future. I look forward to writing the next chapter of the D11 story with you!

Michael Gaal, Superintendent

Michael Gaal

Mr. Michael Gaal

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