Welcome to Coyote Creek!

Welcome to Coyote Creek! We are are a small neighborhood elementary school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. We opened our doors in 1995, and our first principal was our Douglas County School Board president, Mr. David Ray! Throughout the years, Coyote Creek has remained a high achieving school that has been awarded the John Irwin School of Excellence award as well as the Governor's Distinguished Award.

 

At Coyote Creek, we focus on educating the whole child, and have a fantastic program of specials where students participate in art, library, physical education, and music. We have an amazing and supportive parent community, PTO, and SAC. Our academic resources include Jan Richardson's guided reading, EnVision Math, Step Up to Writing, STEMscopes Science, and more. We are also proud to be a 1:1 device school where students have access to quality technological resources including iPads and Chromebooks. 

We are proud to be coyotes, and are excited to welcome you to a new school year!

Letter from the Principal, Amy Rahne

WOW! I feel like I am home. After teaching at Coyote Creek for seven years (at the beginning of the century, 2000-2007), I have spent time honing my craft as an educator and learning how | want to lead a community of young learners into the future. The last 13 years have prepared me for this next adventure. I was chosen to be on the core team to open a new elementary school, became an elementary school assistant principal and interim principal for two years, then decided to try something different and have spent the last six years as an assistant principal at a middle school in a neighboring school district. I am humbled and honored that your interview team chose me to help lead your community for the foreseeable future. 

Family is important. I cherish my own family and honor the family unit as a whole. My work place becomes my second family and I know how important it is to build strong relationships. In order to build those relationships, I think it is important to get to know one another so here is a little about me. My husband is a teacher at Rock Canyon High School and we have four kids. Our daughters are older - one is out of college working for an eye doctor, one is getting ready to graduate and student teach this fall, and another is studying at Colorado Mesa to be an occupational therapist. Our youngest is a freshman at Rock Canyon. He keeps us busy by playing three sports during the year. Spending time with my extended family is another favorite pastime. My parents and many aunts and uncles live in the area and we enjoy being together. They are a great support system to me and my family. I am quite sure you will meet some of them at community events. As a long-time Colorado resident, I love to spend time outdoors hiking and skiing. 

As elementary educators we don't usually get to see the fruit of our labor, but I think it is important to celebrate little victories that our students accomplish along their learning journey. Two words that I would say embody who I am as an educator are growth and empathy. I value growth in everything students do. I love the light bulb moments" and to see children learn and grow. I also value empathy and think it is the most important thing we can teach our children. As I work through conflicts with students, I focus on how the situation made the other person feel, and how they can right their wrong and reintegrate with their community. I think that when kids can learn from their mistakes and understand their place in their community that they will make better choices and learn from their mistakes. 

Please stop by and introduce yourself. I firmly believe it takes a village to raise productive citizens and I look forward to working with you to help your children be the best they can be. 

Looking forward to working with you,

Amy Rahne

Mission & Vision

Mission:
Coyote Creek provides a high quality education that balances foundational skills with social and emotional learning to inspire students to make a positive impact in our school and community.

Vision:
Coyote Creek strives to provide a challenging standards based curriculum which prepares students to think critically, problem solve, and to be mindful. Innovative educators will guide students to meet their highest potential while fostering an awareness of self and others in a safe and inclusive environment. 

PAWS
Positive (Impact) 
Aware (Self & Others)
Wise (Academics)
Safe (Environment)
Douglas County School District Nondiscrimination Notice:

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. 

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.