Administration

Alex Magaña

Executive Principal

Alexander_Magana@dpsk12.org

Alex Magaña, Executive Principal, has a proven track record of increasing academic achievement in schools serving high poverty/high minority populations in Denver Public Schools.  Magaña graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance.  While quite successful in the accounting field, Magaña always felt a strong imperative to give back to education what education had given him: success.  After teaching in Florida he then moved to Denver, Colorado and worked further in education as a math teacher.  Shortly thereafter, he obtained his Masters Degree from the University of Denver and continued to advance professionally — becoming a math coach, assistant principal, and ultimately a principal. In the nine years that Magaña has guided the leadership at GBMS, the school has been nationally recognized for its Innovative practices, and boasts one of the highest growth rates of all middle schools in the district.

Michelle Saab

GBMS Network Principal

ms.saab@grantbeaconms.org

Michelle Saab, GBMS Principal, brings diverse experience in education, facilitation and non-profit management to GBMS. She has taught English abroad, written successful grant applications and developed programs for various non-profit organizations. For the past ten years, she has served in several different capacities at Denver Public Schools. At GBMS, she has served as Community Engagement Specialist, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and now GBMS Network Principal.  She is a proud DPS graduate and is committed to high quality educational experiences for all students in Denver.

Frank Gonzales

Assistant Principal

Frank_Gonzales@dpsk12.org

Mr. Frank Gonzales, Assistant Principal, brings 36 years of tireless service to our DPS students, families, and community.  Mr. Gonzales is a product of the Denver Public Schools and graduated from Denver West High School. received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Metropolitan State College and his Master of Arts Degree in Literacy from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  Mr. Gonzales has a college emphasis in bilingual education, reading, and administration.  As an administrator for the Beacon Network of Schools, Mr. Gonzales continues his lifelong dedication to students, families, and community.