Principal

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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.

Assistant Principal

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B.S. Family, Youth, & Community Sciences  M.A. Intercultural Studies M.A. Educational Leadership

Lance Carroll

Lance Carroll has been serving at Sand Creek High School since the 2018-2019 school year as Assistant Principal.  Lance has one child who attends Horizon Middle School and another child who attends Sand Creek High School.  His wife, Lacy, serves as a reading interventionist at Evans Elementary School.  Lance and his family enjoy serving and attending school in the local community as they have lived in the Sand Creek Zone since 2011.

"After living in the Sand Creek Zone for over ten years now," said Carroll. "The Sand Creek community is like family to me.  It is great to see students and parents when I am out in the neighborhood and surrounding community."
 
Lance graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences.  He received a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies from Asbury and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  
 
In his free time, Lance enjoys running, reading, hiking with his family, playing board games, and watching sports. 

Assistant Principal

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B.A. Secondary Education Science M.S. Science Education

Courtney Harrell

Courtney Harrell is currently serving District 49 as assistant principal at Sand Creek High School.

Harrell comes to D49 after serving 15 years as science department chair and instructional specialist at Pine Creek High School in District 20. She earned her Master of Science from the University of Montana at Bozeman and her principal licensure from Western State Colorado University in 2017.

"I am excited and honored to be a new assistant principal supporting Sand Creek High School," shared Harrell. "I hope to make positive changes that benefit all students in their success at Sand Creek and in their future endeavors."

Harrell and her husband are raising two children. When not at work, she enjoys snowboarding in the winter, and watching her kids play baseball and softball in the summer.

Athletic Director

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B.S. Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations M.A. Special Education Principal License Special Education Director License

Mario Romero

I am excited to serve in the Sand Creek community as an assistant principal and activities director. I believe athletics and activities are the best platform for students to feel a sense of belonging in their school community. I believe in servant leadership and I am looking forward to building relationships with the students, parents, and staff in the Sand Creek Zone. I have previously served as a middle school principal at Discovery Canyon Middle School in Academy District 20 as well as Heaton Middle School in Pueblo City Schools. I was also an assistant principal at Pueblo Centennial High School in Pueblo. Before becoming an administrator, I served as a special education teacher in Harrison School District. 
 
My wife and I have seven children. My hobbies include spending time with my family and rooting for the Denver Nuggets and Denver Broncos.