Lisa de la Peña-Assistant Principal

This is my fourth year at Pioneer as their Assistant Principal.  I live in Castle Rock with my husband of 21 years and our 3 children.  Our oldest is a graduate of Ponderosa High School and our younger two are students in the Legend Feeder.  

My teaching and education have spanned over 5 states.  I received my bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida.    In Florida, I taught 1st,  3rd and 4th grades in a school just outside of Orlando. We then moved and had a short time in Arizona where I was a 4th-grade teacher. Our next move and adventure took us to Washington State where I earned a Masters in Literacy from the University of Seattle.  In Washington State, I was a 4th and 5th-grade teacher.  We then moved to New Mexico and this is where I earned my degree in being a Media Specialist.  I was a 4th, 5th-grade teacher, and Media Specialist.  Our last and final move was to Castle Rock, Colorado.  Before being at Pioneer, I was a 5th-grade teacher, gifted facilitator, and technology specialist at Iron Horse Elementary.  In 2012 I achieved my National Board Certification as an Elementary Ed Generalist.  

My contact info is or I am available at 303-387-8400

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