Auon'tai M. Anderson is a father, community organizer, and educator. He is a product of Denver Public Schools and is a proud graduate of Manual High School. After working in the Colorado legislature, he dedicated his life to serving students across Denver Public Schools. He became an educator serving in various roles across Denver Public Schools prior to his election to the Denver School Board. Auon'tai has advised lawmakers, policymakers, and community leaders in various capacities on issues such as educational equity, gun violence prevention, and human rights. His dedication and service to the community have been recognized by multiple organizations like the Colorado Democratic Party, the Denver Public Library, the Shaka Franklin Foundation, and more. Auon'tai's passion and enthusiasm for the community are deeply rooted in his endless love for his family and the Denver community. His ancestors include individuals like his Grandmother, Bettye Anderson, who was an educator for over thirty-five years. Overall the Anderson family and extended family have over 100 years of experience in education and service to children across the country. In 2021 Auon'tai was elected Vice President of the Denver School Board, making him the youngest person ever to be elected to this position. He was also elected President of the Colorado Black Caucus of School Board Directors and currently serves as a delegate on the Colorado Association of School Boards. Auon'tai's motto is “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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