Welcome from the Principal

Dear Dora Moore Families, 

My name is Abe Janson and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Dora Moore! I have had the privilege to serve the students and families of Denver Public Schools for the past 12 years as a 2nd grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, assistant principal, and principal resident. I am now honored to step into the role of principal at Dora Moore! I am humbled to lead such a historic and diverse school.

A little bit about me–I am married to my lovely wife Emily, and we have two little girls Peyton and Hattie, a large golden retriever named Red, and four chickens. I grew up in the great state of Michigan, attended school in Indiana, and moved to Colorado in 2010. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and intermediate education from Huntington University and I attended the University of Denver to participate in the Ritchie/ELSS principal residency program where I earned my principal license and also completed my master’s degree in educational leadership and policy. I hold a Colorado professional principal license and Colorado professional teaching licenses in both elementary education and secondary social studies education.

As the new leader of Dora Moore, I have three priorities for the 2022-2023 school year:

  1. To live out and implement our new vision and values!Vision: We nurture kind, curious learners. Our students are FUTURE READY!
    1. Values: Community, Kindness, Curiosity, Excellence
  2. To bring back the joy and fun of schooling through innovative learning experiences, field trips, and the development of 21st Century skills
  3. To retain all currently enrolled families and to increase Dora Moore’s student body. These enrollment efforts will provide Dora Moore’s students with access to diverse and equitable resources that fully enrolled schools are able to fund.

I am so thankful to join this wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know each student at Dora Moore. We are building a school that works for all students, not just most students.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have or to make an introduction!

Abe Janson, Principal