Welcome Sand Creek Yetis!

  • Meet the Sand Creek International Administrative Team!   

    Charley Ryder, Principal

    Charley Ryder

    Working at Sand Creek International is an adventure and a joy every day, as we have a fantastic community of curious students, supportive parents, and talented teachers! After working in education for over ten years, it’s clear that Sand Creek is a truly special school. My experience has ranged from classroom teaching at the elementary and secondary level, to instructional coaching and leading professional development for teachers in various school and non-profit settings. Nothing about this job is more exciting to me than seeing students become globally aware citizens through engaging with a rich curriculum. When not busy at school, I’m more than likely running, biking, or reading!

     Doug Larkey, Assistant Principal

    Doug Larkey

    I am very excited to be joining the Sand Creek family and look forward to being a part of a school that is truly centered around student success. The 2021/22 school year will be my 13th year working in Harrison School District 2 and my 11th year working in K-8 schools both as a teacher and an administrator. I am a firm believer that the K-8 model is absolutely best for families, students, and teachers alike. Much of my free time is spent enjoying outdoor activities with my family and Golden Retriever puppy, Seamus.

    Tamie Hollon, Assistant Principal


    Hello Sand Creek Yetis!!! I am so excited to be part of the Sand Creek International Family! Having graduated from Harrison High School, I truly believe our district is the best place to be as an educator and a student. This is my 20th year in Harrison School District as an educator. After graduating with two undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Public Relations from Colorado State University, I moved back to Colorado Spring to teach in HSD2. During this time, I taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade while coaching basketball at the high school and earning my first Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UCCS. I then became an Assistant Principal at Harrison High School and Mountain Vista Community School while earning my second Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Having taught 4th grade at Sand Creek previously, I am so thrilled to be back in an International Baccalaureate School, and to be back home at Sand Creek!

    In my free time, I love taking photographs during long hikes and adventures in nature. I also spend a lot of time playing with my two dogs, Gizmo and Sassafras. I look forward to meeting each of you and your students as we continue to make Sand Creek International the best school for all of our Yetis!


    Please call the Main Office at 579-3760 if there is ever anything we can help you with!