Administration

PetePeter Castillo, Executive Principal – peter_castillo@dpsk12.org

Hello KCAA Community!  It is hard to imagine that this is my 7th year here  at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy. Together we have constructed a school that no one has ever seen. A K-12 arts magnet school that would enrich the lives of students creatively and engage them in preparing for a future that includes college and career. We have now graduated 2 classes from KCAA with astonishing success. We graduated 100% of our seniors! This year we have enrolled our largest freshman class in KCAA history! As I begin year seven at KCAA as your Executive Principal, I want to share in the amazing growth and accomplishments of every grade level, every student and staff member and every community member who has chosen to send their student to this school. It is my deepest honor to continue on and watch KCAA thrive and prosper. Together we will continue to imagine and achieve!

 

 

johnJohn Delaney, Secondary Assistant Principal – JOHN_DELANEY@dpsk12.org

Having the opportunity to be the Assistant Principal at KCAA and work with your creative students is not only an honor but also a genuine pleasure. The students, staff and community are so rich with ideas and energy that I feel like this is an excellent fit for all of us. I began my educational journey by teaching science in San Antonio, then moved to Colorado and worked in administration. As an assistant principal in Aurora Public Schools, I developed the leadership skills that have propelled me to Denver Public Schools. My experience is in working in a comprehensive high school that serves students of many diverse learning styles and cultures. My commitment to the KCAA community is that EVERY student receives a quality education- EVERY day!

The Arts and the creative process have always been my passion in education. I want to encourage your students to be involved in rigorous academic courses, develop their creativity and get involved in sports. I have expanded my knowledge and appreciation of the arts over the years. In fact, I welcome you to stop by my office and view my recent paintings.

Lindsay Erickson, Secondary Assistant Principal – LINDSAY_ERICKSON@dpsk12.org

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I am originally from western Massachusetts and I moved out to Denver after I graduated high school to attend the University of Denver to pursue my education, to play soccer, and enjoy the beautiful Rocky mountains. I have since made Colorado my home. I got married in 2012 and now have two wonderful and active twin toddlers. I am an avid and competitive snowboarder. I also enjoy hiking Colorado trails in search of ancient artifacts to add to my collection. I have been teaching high school social studies in DPS since 2005. I have two bachelor degrees in History and Anthropology from the University of Denver. In addition, I have two masters in Secondary Education and Gifted and Talented from DU. Currently, I am working on my third masters in Leadership through CU Denver. I enjoy the small school and family focused setting at KCAA and enjoy supporting students in their career and college goals to help them become successful in achieving their goals.