Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Rachel Laufer has proudly served Harrison School District for 17 years as a teacher, instructional coordinator, principal, and now as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. Mrs. Laufer supervises all 19 district schools and departments supporting teaching and learning in this role. While serving as the Principal at Sand Creek International, the school transformed from a traditional elementary to an IB School and expanded to develop a brand-new middle school. The school was recognized by being named a Center of Excellence three years in a row and earning the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. Sand Creek was also chosen as one of the nation’s 25 most Innovative Schools and featured in a published case study by the Successful Practices Network and the School Superintendent Association.
In addition to two master’s Degrees in Curriculum and Special Education, she has completed two licensure programs focused on School Leadership and Superintendency. Mrs. Laufer was honored to be chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Springs Mayor’s Young Leaders Award and a finalist for Principal of the Year in Colorado. While Rachel lives and breathes her work in Harrison, in order to find some balance in life, she enjoys escaping into the mountains while RVing and off-roading with her husband (whom she has known since Kindergarten) and a herd of dogs (primarily corgis), or you might see her around town working in her husband’s food truck.