Dr. Amy Oaks, Principal

Admin. Asst. 2 to Principal – Desiree Atencio, 303-347-7716

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Dr. Oaks was raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Port Jefferson, New York.  She earned a BA in Political Philosophy from Wellesley College, as well as an MA in Curriculum and Instruction and a PhD in School Leadership from the University of Denver.  She also studied at the Technische Universitaet, Berlin, the Freie Universitaet, Berlin, and The University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dr. Oaks started teaching right out of high school.  Her first job was teaching kids to sail on Long Island Sound and on the Annisquam River.  She taught in sun and rain, wind and weather, and is proud (and relieved) that she never lost a single sailor. 

She has worked in public education since 1989, starting as a teacher of English and Social Studies, and then as an assistant principal at Skyview High School, in Thornton, CO.  She came to Littleton Public Schools in 1999 and has worked as an assistant principal at Arapahoe High School, Principal at Goddard Middle School, Director of Secondary Education, and currently as principal here at Littleton High School.

Dr. Oaks works year-round as the Littleton High School Principal, but when she has free time she enjoys running, skiing, sailing, and travel.  She is married to Gregg Kvistad, and has two awesome black cats, Big Boy and Little Boy.  She learned her philosophy of life in beginning sailing class:   keep a weather eye out; one hand for the ship and the other for yourself; and remember, you can sail in any wind at all unless there is no wind, in which case you better start paddling! 

Dr. Oaks loves the Lions and is proud to be their principal.

Travis Amonson - Assistant Principal

Admin. Asst.1 to Asst. Principal - Nancy Schaef, 303-347-7733

Mr. Amonson was raised in Eagle Grove, Iowa.  He earned a BA in Technology Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. 

Mr. Amonson has worked in public education since 2002, starting as a teacher of Technology Education at Goddard Middle School.  He taught at Goddard for six years.  The Goddard Technology Student Association earned Chapter of the Year honors five of those years.  Mr. Amonson earned CTEA teacher of the year in 2006 and Colorado TSA Advisor of the year in 2007-2008.  He began as assistant principal at Goddard in 2009 then accepted an assistant principal position at Littleton High School in 2014. 

In his free time, Mr. Amonson enjoys biking, playing outside, woodworking and being with his family.  He is married to Megan who teaches at Peabody Elementary and has a son named Jace.   

Cathy Benton - Assistant Principal

Admin. Asst. 1 to Asst. Principal - Paula Alred, 303-347-7715

Mrs. Benton is a graduate of Gateway High School in Aurora and of Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.  She went on to earn her Master in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.  After four years in Nebraska, Mrs. Benton returned to Colorado and began her teaching career at Aurora Central High School where she taught English and journalism, sponsored the school newspaper, and coached soccer and basketball.  Five years later she made the move to Heritage High School.  While at Heritage she served in many roles including teacher, Dean of Students, Activities Director, Assistant Principal and Athletic director.  She coached soccer and basketball as well as serving as LINK sponsor.  Mrs. Benton came to Littleton High in 2008.  During her time at Littleton she again has worn many hats including English teacher, soccer coach, Instructional Coach, Athletic Director and now Assistant Principal for Instruction. 

Mrs. Benton is married and you can often see her husband Kevin and stepson Noah attending LHS events with her.  Her stepdaughter Jessica is currently attending ACC’s EMT program.  As a family they enjoy traveling, camping and attending church events and activities.  

Chris Enzminger, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Admin. Asst. - Joyce Cunningham, 303-347-7712

Mr. Enzminger is a Colorado native who also spent time in suburban Chicago during his youth. He earned a BS in Business Marketing and BA in Communications from the University of Colorado-Boulder before gaining his teaching license at Regis University. While teaching business and technology classes for 13 years at John F. Kennedy High School in Denver, he also earned a MS in Educational Technology from Walden University. In addition to teaching, Mr. Enzminger coached multiple sports and led many activities including football, basketball, baseball, track & field, newspaper, and yearbook. He was recognized as a Mile High Teacher of the Year in 2009.

In 2010, after earning a Master in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, Mr. Enzminger transitioned to the position of JFK Assistant Principal and Athletics & Activities Director. During his leadership tenure at JFK, he led the expansion of extra and co-curricular opportunities for students despite declining school enrollment-including Pep Band, Drumline, Dance Team, Girls and Boys Lacrosse, and the creation of a robust and inclusive UNIFIED Sports athletics program. He also served as President of the DPS Athletic Board of Control from 2013-2015.

As Littleton residents and parents to three LPS student-athletes, Mr. Enzminger and his wife Kasey are extremely excited to be a part of the LHS team and community. GO LIONS!