Katrisha Rinnan

 

RinnanHi, I am Katrisha Rinnan, one of the new Assistant Principals here at Vista Peak Prep!  I am originally from Iowa where I attended the University of Northern Iowa and completed my degree in Elementary Education and K-12 ESL.  I moved out here to beautiful Colorado 10 years ago.  I am married to Brandon Rinnan and we have 2 boys, Landon and Austin.  I started my educational career in DPS teaching K-8 ESL, 5th grade math and 1st /2nd grade all contents.  Through this experience I developed a passion for working with English Language Learners and I went on to Littleton to develop an ESL program to support the influx of students who spoke other languages along with developing teachers with the strategies to support their English Language Learners within their classrooms.  During my time there I completed my masters in Educational Leadership and my Principal’s License through the University of Northern Colorado.  My passion of developing teachers led me to my next position as the ELA Teacher Leader and kindergarten teacher in APS.  I went on to become the Assistant Principal at Fletcher Community School for 2 years.  Last year I had the privilege to be part of the Vista PEAK staff as the Student Advocate where I supported the implementation of Restorative Practices.  This year I am excited to continue my career here at Vista PEAK Prep as one of the Assistant Principals dedicated to taking the necessary risks to ensure each and every student walks across the stage at graduation to go on to create the lives they want.  Go BISON!!