Stetson Elementary School Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

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.