Natalie has been a public educator for 26 years. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Natalie was a high school science teacher for 10 years (biology, chemistry, and anatomy/physiology) prior to entering the world of high school administration. She served as an assistant principal for 12 years (8 here at Arapahoe) before becoming the principal in 2012-2013. In addition to teaching and administration, Natalie has spent the last 26 years working with student athletes coaching the sport of cheerleading, where her Colorado teams earned 4 state championships, as well as 2 runner-up titles. She currently enjoys coaching young athletes in the community on Sundays.
Outside of Arapahoe, Natalie enjoys spending it with her family. She and her husband of nineteen years, Patrick, have two children, Mollie (12) and Ryan (8). Mollie loves anything athletic, and is active in competitive cheerleading. Ryan seems to love all things played with a ball, and his current favorites include baseball, basketball and soccer.
While Natalie has a broad range of administrative experience, the majority of her time has been spent in curriculum and instruction, teacher performance evaluation, instructional budgeting and student discipline and attendance. She enjoys people, and places strong value on the many positive relationships she has developed with her faculty, staff, students and parents at Arapahoe High School. Natalie values the LPS community, and is extremely proud to be the principal of Arapahoe High School.
Graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's in history; received a master's degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2004; earned an Educational Special degree in leadership from the University of Colorado Denver in 2009. Taught American History and AVID for twelve years and was a dean for three years at Eaglecrest High School in Cherry Creek from 1999-2014.
Grade 12 (Class of 2017): Includes: Attendance, Discipline, IEP’s, 504’s, Student Reviews/Interventions, Health Care Action Plans, Academic Watch, Credit Recovery
Departments: Consumer Family/Math/Social Studies
Field Trips (Liaison Departments)
Teacher Duties (Hall, Lunch, Study Center)
Grade Transition (8th to 9th)
Single Gender (Natalie)
Curriculum & Instruction
Course Registration (Grades 9-12)
Freshman Registration Night
School Accountability Committee (SAC)
Professional Learning Communities
Mentors/New Teacher Induction
Grade Reports (Mail Semester Grades Home)
Department Chair Council
Back to School Night
Student Teachers/Practicum Students
Unified Improvement (UIP)
Teacher of the Year
Brian moved to Colorado from New Jersey in 1999. He and his wife were looking for an "adventure" after they graduated from Rowan University. Sixteen years and two kids later (as well as both entire families moving out) I think they are here to stay. Brian left a career in law enforcement to begin his career in education. He received his MS in Counseling and his MA in School Administration from the University of Phoenix. Brian has worked as a substitute teacher, counselor and middle school assistant principal. Brian loves the Colorado lifestyle but still misses the food and culture of New Jersey (as well as the Yankees and Jets).
Grade 11 (Class of 2018): Includes: Attendance, Discipline, IEP’s, 504’s, Student Reviews/Interventions, Health Care Action Plans, Academic Watch, Credit Recovery
Cory grew up in Nebraska and moved to Colorado to attend college at CU Boulder where he earned a Psychology degree. After stints in various sales jobs in California and in the restaurant business back in Colorado, Cory went back to school at CU Denver and earned his MA in Curriculum and Instruction. This year he is entering his 20th year in education. He was a high school social studies teacher and coach for 18 years, most recently for 14 years at Chaparral High School in Parker. Over his teaching career he taught US History, Geography, Ancient Civilizations, Economics, Civics, Psychology and AP Psychology. He has also coached basketball, softball, cross country and track. In addition to teaching and coaching, Cory served as the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Englewood High School for one year.
Cory and his wife Allison, a Colorado native, have been married for 15 years and have nine-year-old twin daughters, Riley and Elaina.
Grade 9 (Class of 2020) Includes: Attendance, Discipline, IEP’s, 504’s,Student Reviews/Interventions, Health Care Action Plans, Academic Watch, Credit Recovery
Departments: CTE (Tech Ed/Business)/Language Arts/ Performing Arts
Field Trips (Liaison Departments/Student Activities)
State and District Reports
Non-Athletic Bulletin Boards & Display Cases
Summer Warrior Orientation
Digital Signage/Marquee/Lunchtime Announcements
Class Sponsors & Class Activities
Clubs, Sponsors & Club Café
Pep Assemblies (Homecoming/Winter/Spring)
Toys for Tots–Holiday Gifts, Clerical Staff
August Class Meetings-Logistics
Veterans’ Week-Coordinate with Social Studies
Adventures in Performing Arts (Welcome/Dismissal)
Pat has been a public educator for 24 years. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with bachelor’s degrees in Elementary and Middle School Education. Pat started his teaching career as an elementary and middle school teacher in Lake County and Littleton School Districts. He then taught high school social studies at Lakewood High School. All-told, Pat taught for seventeen years prior to shifting his career to high school administration. In addition to a seventeen year basketball coaching career, Pat has had stints coaching football, tennis, volleyball, track, and soccer.
Grade 10 (Class of 2019): Includes: Attendance, Discipline, IEP’s, 504’s, Student Reviews/Interventions, Health Care Action Plans, Academic Watch, Credit Recovery
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