Dear Doherty High School Parents, Guardians and Community Members:
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! My name is Kevin Gardner. I am the proud Principal of Doherty High School. I am a Colorado native, beginning my 31st year in Public Education. I was born in Denver, graduated from Grand Junction High School, Fort Lewis College in Durango, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I spent my teaching career in District 11, began my administrative career in Douglas County. Prior to arriving at Doherty I served as the Principal at Cedaredge High School on the Western Slope of Colorado. My wife Elizabeth and I have four children ages 26-17 and one grandson. They keep us on our toes and our lives in perspective.
As we prepare for the new school year, I want to share with you our mission here at Doherty which is to graduate students who demonstrate the 21st Century Skills of Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, Citizenship and Character. As an educator, I am committed to student learning. My goal is to be a listener, a learner and a partner in bringing about success for all of our students, our school and our community. My job is to assist every student in the development of the skills required to be a contributing member of our school, community and our society. It is vital that every stakeholder in our school has a voice and that we all share in the responsibility of leading a school that meets the needs of every student and the demands of the 21st Century.
Please note the following dates for the 2016-17 calendar. *School starts at 7:40 a.m. *Registration dates – August 10th & 11th *First Day of School for Freshmen – August 18th *First Day of School for 10th – 12th graders – August 19th *Open House – August 31st
I want to say how excited I am for the 2016-17 school year. I look forward to meeting each of you personally and getting the school year off to a great start.
Sincerely, Kevin Gardner, MA Principal Doherty High School