In his first four years on the board, the last two as president, Melpakam led the district with a rigorous and disciplined focus on improving student outcomes. The district’s accomplishments speak for themselves as D-11 improved enrollment for the first time in over a decade. created scholarship opportunities to promote academic excellence, and passed historic teacher pay raises.  Melpakam’s tireless work on the D-11 board is changing the district and has more than earned him reelection.

The Colorado Springs Gazette

15 October. 2023

In the 30 plus years I’ve been involved in D11, Parth has been the most effective School Board President I have seen. Under his leadership, the Board increased starting teacher salary to $50,000, the highest raise in recent history.  The district is making significant improvements in student growth and achievement.  We need Parth on the Board for another four years to keep the District on a rising trajectory focused on quality education for ALL students!

Lyman Kaiser

D11 School Board Director - 1995-2003

As both a former D11 Board President and Colorado Springs City Council President, I wholeheartedly endorse Parth Melpakam for re-election to the District 11 School Board. I have closely worked with Parth for more than two years on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board. His attention to detail and devotion to strengthening our city’s most economically challenged neighborhoods is commendable. He is fully committed  to improving student outcomes and increasing staff investments in D11.

Tom Strand

D11 School Board Director & Colorado Springs City Council Member

Under the leadership of Dr. Parth Melpakam, District 11 has demonstrated what can be accomplished when student education and success are prioritized. At a recent Colorado State Board of Education meeting, the meteoric turnaround of District 11 was shared and credit was given to the leadership and vision of the D11 board. I am proud to endorse Parth for a second term on the D11 School Board.

Steve Durham

Colorado State Board of Education - 2016 - Present

Parth Melpakam has demonstrated willingness to thoughtfully collaborate and find creative solutions to ensure students are set up for post-graduation success in college and career pathways. Parth is a passionate advocate for parent voice and choice in their child’s education. Under his proven leadership, District 11 has turned a corner and is on the rise. Please join me in voting for Parth and a brighter future for our children. 

Vance Brown

Entrepreneur, CEO, Community Leader

As a former D11 School Board Director, I have never known a more gifted, charismatic leader to move the district forward than Dr. Parth Melpakam.  If you believe in a brighter future for our children, then vote for Dr. P!

Willie Breazell

D11 School Board Director - 2003-2007

As a former D11 school board president, teacher, parent, volunteer, and a long time taxpayer,  I have noted with alarm the precipitous decline of student enrollment and achievement in District 11. Under the leadership of Parth, both enrollment and achievement are finally beginning an upward rise. I appreciate Parth’s focus on success for all students, his support of higher teacher pay, collaboration with the community, and his respect for the taxpayers’ interest in an educated populace.

Lynn Peterson

D11 School Board Director - 1986 - 1995

Parth Melpakam is a meticulous thinker and a true servant leader, committed to increasing community engagement in our schools.  Above all, he truly cares for our students.  Our community needs him on the D11 School Board.

Theresa Null

D11 School Board Director - 2015-2019

The interview committee appreciated the opportunity to visit with you about your interest in continuing to serve as a member of the D11 School Board of Education.  We are pleased to provide you with our endorsement and will be promoting your candidacy through our voter guide and social media platforms.

Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS

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