2016 Colorado Principal of the Year and 2017 National Principal of the Year

Tom went through RFL, he was the vice principal of Aspen High School. He wanted to participate in RFL to get the opportunity to be able to get to know other class members with a similar commitment to improving the Aspen community and the greater Roaring Fork Valley. He left the Roaring Fork Valley in 2005 to pursue his Ph.D. and is now the principal a Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins. Through RFL he learned that integrity, honesty, and service are the most important values of true leadership. Do what you say, share all your information, and value others. He credits RFL with being foundational to who he is and what he has become…2016 Colorado Principal of the Year and 2017 National Principal of the Year.

He is involved in the Fort Collins community in the following ways: 2015-present Knights of Columbus: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church- Fort Collins, CO 2008-present Professional Development School Principal Advisory Board: Colorado State University- Fort Collins, CO 2017-2020 Colorado Association of School Executives President-elect, President, Past-president 2015-2017 Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals Region 2a Director representing the school districts in the counties of Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Larimer January 2017 Lifetouch Memory Mission- Costanza, Dominican Republic 2015-16 President’s Nickname/Mascot Special Committee: Susquehanna University- Selinsgrove, PA