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Bill Kurtz is the Founding CEO of DSST Public Schools, public school charter network. DSST currently serves 7,000 students in 16 schools (8 middle schools, 8 high schools) in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. DSST has consistently run the top performing middle schools and high schools in Denver over the last fifteen years. DSST won the 2018 Broad Prize as the top performing charter school network in the country. Prior to becoming the CEO, Bill was the Founding Head of School of the Denver School of Science and Technology, the flagship school of DSST Public Schools. Bill was inducted into the National Charter School Hall of Fame in 2016. He was recognized as the 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year by the New Schools Venture Fund and was named one of 25 champions of public education in Denver in 2008. Bill is an Aspen Institute-Pahara Fellow and is a graduate of the Broad Superintendent program. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools and Cross Purpose. Prior to joining to his career in education, Bill worked on the M&A Investment Banking Team at JPChase in New York City.