Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History M.S. Organizational Leadership

Amy Sanchez-Martinez

Amy Sanchez-Martinez is serving District 49 as Principal at Sand Creek High School.

Sanchez-Martinez is eager to demonstrate to the Colorado Springs community that SCHS offers high quality education. She comes to D49 from District 11 where she served Mitchell High School for 18 years as assistant principal, dean of students and master teacher coaching other educators. Sanchez-Martinez completed her master's degree in organizational leadership from Regis University.

"I believe in servant leadership, and District 49's cultural compass enables me to stick to this belief, while learning new skills in a new position," shared Sanchez-Martinez. "I look forward to learning, working and leading alongside everyone in the Sand Creek and D49 community."

Sanchez-Martinez and her husband have four children. They enjoy spending time together at home and in the great outdoors.

Horizon Middle School Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cindee Borruel

Welcome to Horizon Middle School, home of the Panthers!  Our school is full of dedicated and passionate individuals who are committed to our students. Horizon was built in 1985 and is primarily a walk-in neighborhood school serving students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.  


Evans International Elementary School Principal

Phone: 719.495.5299


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, English Education, South Dakota State University, 2002 MS, Instructional Technology, University of Wyoming, 2008 MA, Administrator Leadership, Western State University, 2013

Mrs. Marcia Case

Welcome to Evans Elementary School, home of the Wildcats! I am honored and thrilled to serve as the principal and embark on this journey with the Evans community. We'll continue to build up the positive, student-centered culture we've become known for - recognizing and celebrating kids, and our staff and families, will remain a top priority to ensure that all Wildcats feel welcomed, supported, and proud to belong at Evans!

Our academic goals this year focus on literacy and math growth and achievement as teachers continue to develop instructional programs that fit the individualized needs of our students. We'll also build partnerships within the community as we strive to support our students in their paths to becoming life-long learners who are contributing to society in positive and meaningful ways.
My door is always open, please stop by with any questions or concerns or just to say hello- I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. 

Remington Elementary School Interim Principal

Phone: 719-495-5266


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cassi MacArthur

Welcome to Remington Elementary School, home of the Mustangs! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to transition from 22/23 Interim Principal to 23/24 Permanent Principal for this amazing community.

Before joining the Sand Creek Zone Family in their commitment to launching successful students, I spent 7 years teaching in the elementary classroom, a year of coordinating interventions and coaching new teachers, and 5 years as an assistant principal. I grew up in California, but my 14 years in education have all been in Colorado between Harrison School District Two, Douglas County School District, and now District 49.

It's an honor to serve as the leader of over 550 Remington students and their families, as well as a community of about 80 exceptional staff members. When you see me smiling and waving at you in the driveline, please see it as a daily sign of my sincere investment in loving and supporting everyone in the Remington family toward their best future selves.



Springs Ranch Elementary School Principal

Phone: 719-494-8602


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science-Secondary Education, UNLV 2004 Masters of Education-Curriculum and Instruction, UNLV 2006 Educational Leadership, SNC 2017

Mako Winston

Welcome to Springs Ranch Elementary School. GO BOBCATS! 

I am very excited to serve as the principal and embark on this new journey with the Springs Ranch community. I have been a resident of Colorado Springs since 2017 and previously served as a Dean of Students and an Assistant Principal at RMCA. Prior to moving to the Colorado Springs area, I was an educator in Las Vegas for 13 years. My wife and I are proud parents of four fantastic children and have loved our time here in Colorado.

At Springs Ranch, we strive to partner with parents and our community to support our students in becoming responsible citizens and life-long learners. Our goal is simple: love our students and help them pursue the best possible version of themselves.

Please do not hesitate to stop by- I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

Stetson Elementary School Principal



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Lori McCoy

Hello, Raider Family! I am so honored and thrilled to be part of the Stetson team and embarking on this new journey as your principal.

For the past several years, I have proudly served in the Sand Creek Zone as an administrator, instructional coach, and classroom teacher. My husband and I are long-time D49 residents. Our two older sons are D49 graduates who are currently attending UCCS, and our youngest daughter will be joining me at Stetson as an incoming 5th grader. 

My education journey began at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with an Elementary Education Certificate. After graduating, I started my career in Harrison School District 2 as a 2nd grade teacher before transitioning to District 49. Since joining D49, I have served as a 2nd and 4th grade teacher at Remington Elementary and most recently was the Literacy Instructional Coach at Evans Elementary. During my time in D49, I have also earned a Master of Science in Education Leadership from Argosy University, which allowed me to take on administrator roles within our summer programming, including READ Camp. 

Though I have been an educator for many years, my core values have remained the same - integrity, excellence, growth, and equity. Focusing on these values has allowed me to remain open-minded about the best ways to continue advancing the principles I hold dear. This also gives me the intellectual and professional space to remain flexible in changing the personal beliefs I carry as more or newer information becomes available. I have a strong passion for literacy, and my personal goal is to do everything in my power to ensure all students leave as readers.