Micah Porter is a native of Michigan where he was a multi-sport varsity athlete in high school and a scholarship Track & Field athlete at Hillsdale College. He graduated with a B.A. in History and a minor in Physics. He moved to Denver in 1995 for his first teaching job, and also pursued his M.A. in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Relations at the University of Denver. Micah has worked in public education for nearly three decades in the Denver metro area as a teacher, coach, athletic director, advocate, and administrator. Micah is currently an Associate Principal at Warren Tech North in Jeffco Public Schools. He has a deep philosophical belief in creating greater educational access, exploratory learning experiences, and a culture of equity and inclusion, for our community's most under-resourced students.
Micah also has been a long-time leader and advocate in the LGBTQ+ community, focusing his efforts on building greater inclusion for LGBTQ+ teen and youth athletes. Having worked with a number of national advocacy groups such as You Can Play, Sports Leadership Diversity Council, and Teens for Inclusive Athletics, Micah has been a committed spokesperson in the LGBTQ+ sports movement. He is currently serving as the Education Coordinator for Sports Equality Foundation working to develop an inclusive coaching curriculum for athletic programs at the K-12, collegiate, and professional levels.
Micah lives in Denver with his partner Brandan Rader of 12 years, alongside their cat Mercury. He enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, working out, traveling, and supporting LGBTQ+ youth in a myriad of ways and capacities.
Mehran Ahmed has been in Denver, CO since 2010. He moved here from Houston, TX where he was raised by his parents who immigrated from Bangladesh. He started his educational career in Texas where he was a teacher and a coach in West Independent School District in West, TX. He also worked in Houston Independent School District in Houston, TX and was a teacher and dean in Denver Public Schools.
Mehran transitioned to Aurora Public Schools where he spent 4 years as an Assistant Principal and 4 years as a Principal. Currently, Mehran has had the opportunity to lead and create a magnet visual and performing arts pathway and has worked diligently to create unity for what the pathway will bring to the community and honor the traditions of Aurora Central High School.
In his professional experience Mehran has been a part of University of Virginia Leadership development through the Darden School of Business and Curry School of Education. He also has served as the District Director for AVID in Aurora Public Schools. Through this experience Mehran has been privileged for developing school leaders, teachers, and students for their success in their growth. He also has led and facilitated
classes for his current school district and has led a professional learning on hiring practices with human resources for Colorado State University Global campus in Aurora for students in their principal prep program. Mehran serves on the board for the Juvenile Assessment Center and is a member of the Leadership Aurora Chamber of Commerce class of 2022 where he is the co-leader of the project committee. Mehran is a collaborator who has a student first attitude and works to build equitable
systems for all stakeholders to support their growth of students and staff. Mehran’s passion is working with students and his conviction is watching people grow.
In his free time Mehran likes to travel, cook/eat good food, collect art, and spend time with his loved ones.