Omar serves as Director of Equity, Culture, and Community Engagement for Cherry Creek School District. Omar continues to follow in his family’s footsteps by continuing to teach as an adjunct instructor for the University of Colorado Denver.
Omar has also continued his family’s tradition of strengthening the community. As a key stakeholder in Colorado’s Transforming Safety Initiative which created new economic opportunities for Northwest Aurora. He continues to work directly with the Aurora Police Department’s Citizens’ Advisory Board and Key Community Response Team to improve law enforcement’s relationships with underprivileged communities. He is also board chairperson at the Village Exchange Center—a “one stop shop” supporting integration, engagement and empowerment of Aurora’s immigrants and refugee communities. Omar is currently in partnership with “Visit Aurora” to open the “Aurora Economic Development Center” which will have a workforce center, co-working space, and a small business incubator.
Omar has his Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, and Dual Master’s in Education Administration and Public Administration. He currently serves as president of the Aurora branch of the NAACP, and is a member of Aurora’s Budget and Golf Commissions. He is a proud family man, father, and companion to his dog, Marley.