Welcome Sand Creek Stars!
Meet the Sand Creek International Administrative Team!
Rachel Laufer, Principal
This is my 15th year with Harrison School District Two and 8th year as Principal at Sand Creek International School. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and a Master's Degree in Education from Whittier College in California. I taught for 3 years in California at a private school located on the Whittier College campus. When I moved to Colorado in 2005, I was hired to teach a Gifted and Talented 6th-grade class in Harrison School District. I then moved into coordinating the Gifted and Talented program for the district, before becoming an Instructional Coordinator supporting several schools to improve instructional practices for students. During this time, I received a second Master's Degree from UNC in Special Education: Gifted and Talented, as well as my licensure in Educational Leadership from Adams State. Most recently, I completed a Superintendent's Licensure program at UCCS.
Outside of school, I have a passion for animals and love spending time with my two dogs, three cats, and one guinea pig. For the past 8 years, I have spent the weekends volunteering at the Humane Society. In my free time, my husband and I enjoying taking RV road trips and camping with our dogs. I am looking forward to the new path ahead for Sand Creek International as we work to become a K-8 school, adding one new grade level a year starting with 6th grade in the 2019-2020 school year!
Charley Ryder, Assistant Principal
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!
Please call the Main Office at 579-3760 if there is ever anything we can help you with!