Dawn Salter


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School Leaders

For twenty years, I have served Denver students and families. Through my experience I have learned everyone has something special to offer the world. Education is the science and art of teaching students that they have talents; academically, artistically and linguistically. I am committed to partnering with you to empower all students to reach their full potential and conquer their challenges, no matter their cultural, linguistic or socioeconomic backgrounds. I lead with equity as my cornerstone and I truly believe in the power of our Palmer P.R.I.D.E. values; positivity, respect, inclusiveness, determination, excellence and equity. I strive to embody these values daily. All students, especially those who have been historically underserved will receive a high quality education at Palmer.

My greatest impact and support system comes from my loving family of two daughters, a granddaughter, a Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix, and two sisters. I also maintain strength through my affinity groups, my community, love of cultures, creative arts, and furthering my education.

Dawn Salter

“Great Leaders Don’t Set Out To Be A Leader…They Set Out To Make A Difference. It’s Never About The Role – Always About The Goal.” -Lisa Haisha