Larry Blackshear

Manager of Policy

Larry Blackshear is a Policy Analyst at Colorado Succeeds, where he supports the organization in both advocacy and policy pertaining to K-12, higher education, and early childhood education. Larry is passionate about augmenting educational equity for all Colorado students and mitigating student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which guides his approach to unpacking the mechanisms of policy concepts that promote student success.  

Prior to Colorado Succeeds, Larry worked with both Senator James Coleman, as well as Representative Bri Buentello in previous legislative sessions to advocate for the voices of all Colorado students, an effort he is passionate about continuing in our organization as well.  

Previously attending CSU-Pueblo, Larry is a transfer student at the University of Colorado Denver, and is finishing his Bachelors degree in Political Science. He loves playing chess, learning new languages, and enjoying Colorado nature.