Thomas B. Doherty High School
4515 Barnes Road
Colorado Springs, CO  80917
Phone Number: (719) 328-6402
Fax Number:     (719) 328-6401

Principal: Kevin Gardner


​Principal's Message


Dear Doherty High School Parents, Guardians and Community Members:


My name is Kevin Gardner. I am the proud principal of Doherty High School. I want to personally welcome all of our students, parents and community to SPARTA!


I am a Colorado native, beginning my 26th year in Public Education. I was born in Denver,  graduated from Grand Junction High School and attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I spent my teaching career in District 11, began my administrative career in Douglas County and served as the Principal at Cedaredge High School on the Western Slope of Colorado prior to being named the Principal at Doherty. My wife Elizabeth and I have four children ages 26-17, that keep us on our toes and our lives in perspective.

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 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 21stCentury.


Welcome to Doherty. I look forward to meeting each of you personally and sharing with you the many exciting opportunities available at Doherty High School.



Kevin Gardner


Doherty High School


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