Patriot High School Principal
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Steve Gard
Steve is a Colorado native who grew up in the Denver area before moving to Greeley to attend the University of Northern Colorado in 1993. He earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Mathematics with an emphasis in Secondary Education from UNC in 1997 and promptly began teaching math in an alternative charter high school, Colorado High School of Greeley, in Greeley-Evans School District 6. After 11 years of service at Colorado HS, he was approached by his principal with the idea of joining him in creating a new alternative diploma program in the District. He was appointed the position of "Dean of Students" for the Greeley Alternative Program (GAP). His Master's in Educational Leadership was completed in August of 2010 and he remained at GAP through the 2018-19 school year before accepting the principal position at Patriot High School and relocating to Colorado Springs.
Steve believes in always offering second chances and celebrating the power of redefining who you are and how people see you. He encourages all people (children and adults alike) to embrace their individuality, dreams, and strengths, and to "not talk about it, BE about it!"