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Phone: 719-328-6402


Lana Flenniken, Principal

I am excited for the 2023 -24 school year and look forward to the challenge of serving our students, staff, and community as the principal of Doherty High School. 

I consider Doherty my second home; I love this school, our students, our staff and our community.  I have had the privilege of working at Doherty since August of 2002 with the exception of the 2008/2009 school year.  I came to Doherty as a Business Education/Marketing teacher and served in this role for 5 years. During this time, I was also the DECA Advisor and coached C Team Girls Basketball and Varsity Girls Golf.  I also served as a dean of students for one year prior to accepting an assistant principal position at Liberty High School for the 2008-2009 school year.  I returned to Doherty in August of 2009 as an assistant principal and have served in that role until July 1st of this past year when I was named interim principal for the 2021-22 school year.

My vision is to lead Doherty in becoming the premier comprehensive high school in D11 and all of Colorado Springs.  I believe we have an amazing “We Before Me” culture that welcomes all students, promotes positive community service mindsets, and offers students opportunities to excel in the pathway of their choice. I am committed to the work we’ve started this year but there’s more work to be done in order for us to create a stronger environment of academic excellence and high rigor for all students.

Please know that I welcome any communication from you at any time. I can be reached at or 719-328-6402. 


Lana Flenniken, M.A. 
Doherty High School