Frank C. Latino, Member
Mr. Latino is a lifelong Puebloan and, although he graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School, he has been involved in public education for over 40 years. Mr. Latino served Pueblo School District 60 for 35 years as a high school Social Studies teacher and student government sponsor for 13 years, assistant basketball and baseball coach for 5 and 8 years respectively, assistant principal for 10 years, and principal for 12 years. He also taught in D60’s Night School Program for at-risk students for 7 years. Mr. Latino has led and contributed to committees for budgets, school safety, curriculum development, contract negotiations, teacher recruitment, north central secondary schools assessment, discipline policies/procedures, gang relations, and student success measures. He has participated in national educational conferences involving Distributive Leadership, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Corporate Cultures, School Executive Assessment, Project Leadership, Site-Based Management, Shared-Decision Making, International Model Schools, Character Education, Teacher Recruitment, No Child Left Behind, and Instructional Leadership and Supervision. Mr. Latino is a lifetime member of the National Education Association. Post retirement, he worked as a substitute administrator at Freed and Risley Middle Schools, and as an Adjunct Professor for Adams State University in Masters’ level programs for curriculum development, leadership training, and administrative supervision. Mr. Latino also worked for Pueblo County Job Training’s Summer Youth Employment and Training Program for 20 years as a youth counselor for 4 years, team coordinator for 5 years, and 11 years as a director working with the business community in providing career information and opportunities to youth workers. He was instrumental in establishing the Centennial High School Alumni Foundation, was the founder of Partners-In-Education, a community to school based-support program, served as a Director of Recreational Programs at the Sacred Heart Adolescent Youth Home, and was a youth coach for the YMCA Basketball Program and the Runyon Field Bambino Baseball Program. Mr. Latino has been actively involved in the Pueblo Community for many years. His wife was employed by D60 as an elementary teacher and literacy coordinator. His sons hold Administrative Certification in addition to their Masters’ Degrees and continue to be dedicated educational professionals, having served in D60 schools for a combined 32 years. His daughter, a former CSU-Pueblo student body president and El Pomar Fellow, earned her Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Denver and is employed as DU’s Executive Director of Academic Resources. Mr. Latino’s wife and children attended D60 schools K-12 and all graduated from East High School. He remains a true advocate of school safety, parental involvement, shared decision-making, community partnerships, open communication and mutual respect. Mr. Latino is a strong supporter of providing staff and students with safe, secure, and successful learning environments at all levels and for all students to have equitable access to learning in order to reach their full potential.
Mr. Latino was elected to the Board of Education on November 3, 2015. His term expires in 2019. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or at (719) 568-0865.