Kolette Back - Principal
Kolette has served her entire career in Academy School
District 20. She taught for one year at Air Academy High School, and then was
at Rampart High School for 16 years as the DECA/Marketing teacher, and later,
assistant principal. Kolette earned her BA in Marketing from Colorado State
University and worked in the insurance industry before becoming a teacher. She
then earned her MA in Curriculum and Instruction. Kolette became principal of
Pine Creek in 2012. Her husband, Jeff, has been the Pine Creek DECA/Marketing
teacher since the school opened, and five of the six Back children were Eagles!
Kolette is proud of our amazing students and is honored to be a part of this
Levka Craft - Assistant Principal
Eric Hulen - Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Jim Lucas - Assistant Principal
Jim earned his BA at Fort Lewis College and taught social
studies, math, and PE. He earned his MS in Administration from Fort Hays
State University and has been an administrator since 1996; he has been both an
assistant principal and principal. Jim has been assistant principal at Pine
Creek since 2008. Before coming to District 20, Jim served students and schools
in Jefferson County, Custer County, Fremont County, and Crowley County in
Colorado. Jim spent five years in Kansas teaching and coaching at Fort
Hays State University and then three years at a private parochial high
school. Jim is married, and both of his children attended Pine Creek.
Matt Mahan - Assistant Principal
Matt is the assistant principal serving the class of 2018. He also serves as the Activities Director. He came to Pine Creek in 2010. Prior to working at Pine Creek, he worked at high schools in Wisconsin, Denver, and Colorado Springs. He grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin and earned his Master's degree from the University of Phoenix. He is married and has two children; the oldest is in college, and the youngest attends Pine Creek. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, and traveling. Go Eagles!