Amy Rahne


Beginning my 23rd year in education, I still get excited about the first day of school!  I love new challenges and being a life-long learner; which is why I'm thrilled with the daily adventures being a principal will provide me.  Coyote Creek is an amazing place for students to learn and adults to work.  I look forward to working with each of you in whatever capacity brings us together.

Most of my teaching career was spent teaching elementary school.  Coyote Creek was one of my first "teaching" homes when I spent 7 years here in the early 2000s.  I spent two years in Jefferson County prior to coming to CCE, and after I left I spent five years at a neighboring elementary school teaching, and two more as an assistant principal/interim principal at a different DCSD elementary school.  The last six years I spent gaining experience with a different age group and worked at a middle school.  I realized that my heart is really at the elementary level and couldn't wait to get back to an amazing community like CCE.

I grew up in Colorado. Attended Bear Creek high school before heading out west to go to college in California.  I was honored to play volleyball all four years for Dominican University of California.  After college, I returned home to earn my teaching license and master's degree at Denver University.  Being a native of Colorado, I enjoy the outdoors including skiing, playing volleyball, and watching my kids play sports.

My husband is also an educator; he's a math teacher and coach at Rock Canyon HS.  Together we have four kids- 1 in college studying OT, one in high school, one that is studying to be a math teacher like her dad, and one with a "real" job. They keep us busy but bring lots of joy to our household.

Please stop by anytime to say hi-

Amy Rahne

Hayley Brown

Principal's Secretary






Kirsten Sola

Assistant Principal

I am so excited to be starting my 18th year in education! I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Communication, a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction, and a professional certification in School Administration. My Colorado Department of Education license endorsements include: Principal, Elementary Education, Gifted & Talented Specialist, and Secondary English/Language Arts.


My teaching experience includes elementary, secondary, and preschool, with 9 years experience in Gifted and Talented. Additionally, I have two years experience as a Professional Development Coordinator with Douglas County School District, and this will be my third year as the Assistant Principal of Coyote Creek Elementary.


In my free time, I love crafting, traveling, baking, reading, spending time with my husband and dog, watching Marvel movies, and anything relating to Harry Potter and Disney!

Julie Lederfine


I have been at Coyote Creek since 2001.

I started with my son was in kindergarten!  Since I have been at Coyote Creek, I have been a lunchroom/playground aide, a classroom aide and now I am in the front office as the Registrar and Heath Assistant. 

I have lived in the Coyote Creek neighborhood for 20 years. I have one son. My husband and I like to fish, ride mountain bikes and spend time together. 

Steve Shelanskey

Building Engineer

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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,, 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.