Woodmen Hills Elementary School Principal

Dr. Kathy Pickering

Phone: 719.495.5500


Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.D. Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy, University of Colorado. M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado B.A. Chemistry, University of Colorado

Dr. Kathy Pickering

Greetings Woodmen Hills Families,

It is my honor to serve as the principal of Woodmen Hills Elementary School. Education is my passion and I love working with the WHES community to ensure each year is full of rich learning experiences for our students.

I am entering my 14th year in education and have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of school and district level roles. This is my 3rd year serving as the principal of Woodmen Hills Elementary School.  Prior to that, I served as an elementary assistant principal in District 20. I previously worked as a curriculum teacher on special assignment in District 49 facilitating the development of curriculum and providing professional learning opportunities for teachers. I also served as project coordinator for a multi-million dollar DODEA military math grant and was an instructional coach at FMS and FHS. I began my career as a math and science teacher in District 20. I am passionate about learning and recently completed my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy from the University of Colorado.

I am originally from Poland and moved to the United States when I was 5 years old. I have lived in Colorado Springs for the past 20 years and absolutely love living in Colorado! I am married to a fellow educator and we have two wonderful children.  My daughter attends Falcon Middle School and my son is a student at WHES. As a family we enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, watching movies, and spending time together.

I am proud to be part of this dedicated school community that is committed to the success of every child. I believe that each child is unique and requires a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow and mature intellectually, emotionally, and socially. My goal is to instill a love of learning in each child and provide a supportive environment in which all students achieve success.