PUTTING KIDS AND COMMUNITY FIRST
Gene Fashaw is a 8th grade math teacher in Far Northeast Denver and Denver school board candidate. He grew up in the Denver Montbello neighborhood and attended John Amesse Elementary, McGlone Elementary, Smiley Middle School and bused to George Washington for the Computer Magnet Program. Gene earned an academic scholarship to the historically black college Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and earned his B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.
Gene’s experience as a DPS teacher includes classroom teaching, coaching flag football and boys basketball, and advising on social-emotional development. While teaching, he earned his MA in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. His firsthand experience in education has shown him where our schools are succeeding and where we can do better.
As a teacher, he is also committed to creating lifelong learners and models that commitment by working toward an MS in Biotechnology from Morehouse School of Medicine.
As a man of Black and Puerto Rican heritage, he is focused on breaking down stereotypes and challenging the bias he has experienced firsthand. For his students, this means modeling restorative practices, relationship building, and a dedication to anti-racist and culturally sustaining curriculum. Gene knows these are a few of the key building blocks to help our students meet their full potential. He is also committed to recruiting and retaining teachers who reflect the diversity of the student body.
Gene is married to Kenya who is a writer, poet, and performer; as well as the Chief Creative Officer of 5280 Artist Coop. Together they are raising two amazing DPS kids: Kylia, age 8, and Gene Jr., age 5.