Fernando Branch (he/him)

Fernando joined the Dream Team in August 2020 before which he was the Senior Manager of Intensive School Support and Redesign in Denver Public Schools. While in that role, he would support school teams and leaders with innovative resources to create sustainable change. Fernando is from Memphis, Tennessee, and has also been a classroom teacher as well as a school administrator – specifically focusing on the turnaround efforts in Denver Public Schools. Fernando is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Denver, has a Master of Educational Leadership and Policy from Union University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Fernando serves on the City of Centennial’s Public Safety Advisory Board and is an Affiliate Professor at Metropolitan State University.

Fernando is a strategic thinker and is passionate about working alongside youth and families to ensure they have the resources and skills to be successful throughout their lives. He believes we can change the world with a shared voice and is committed to instilling a love for education as he sees that as the cornerstone for generational change and empowerment. Fernando loves the push the Dream Team gives to not only each other but also their commitment to ensuring youth achieve their full potential.

When Fernando is not connecting with community partners and ensuring we deliver a top-rated enrichment program, you can find him writing, painting, working on his classic cars, or spending time with his wife and two daughters.

You can reach Fernando at: fbranch@cihadf.org or 303-861-5005 Ext. 103