During my twenty-three year career I have served as a middle and high school social studies teacher, basketball, volleyball and track coach, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal and Principal. I began my leadership journey as a high school assistant principal in Michigan and am now serving as the Principal at Northfield High School in Denver. I moved into school leadership after nine years of teaching because I wanted to have a greater impact on students and their educational journey.
I became an educator as a result of my high school English teacher, who recognized my potential and took the time to build a relationship with me which allowed me to push myself to achieve at high levels. Pat O’Toole is one of the reasons I strive each and every day to create a positive, supportive learning environment for all students.
In every school in which I have served, I have demonstrated success in improving student achievement through a strong focus on holding students to high standards and accountability for performance and behavior, while creating a school environment that supports the social/emotional development of each student. This can only be accomplished through collegial partnerships between school, staff and parents. I have a strong focus on achieving academic success for every student, in every classroom, every day.
I was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan and relocated to Denver Colorado in 2003. I hold a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies and Health from Grand Valley State University. My husband, Jim Potter and I have been married for 12 years and reside in Littleton. We enjoy golf, hiking, backpacking and spending time with family and friends.