Lis Richard

Superintendent Lis Richard

Superintendent Richard places a high priority on providing excellent training to employees and developing a myriad of effective programs for every learner. Seeing every student succeed is the heartbeat of her work. She brings community together in many creative forums in order to benefit our future. For over 30 years, Superintendent Richard has been a passionate educator. Before coming to Creede, she led one of the highest performing schools in the state. Under her leadership, the school doubled in size and maintained their quality in academics and strengthened their programs. The school was a twelve-year winner of the “John Irwin School of Excellence Award.” Seven of those twelve years were under her leadership with increasing enrollment. She has 13 years of administrative experience and 16 years in the classroom at elementary, middle and high school levels. Twice she has received “Teacher of the Year” awards and is a recognized education consultant in the Western United States. She is a national presenter in the field of education and has also had the privilege to present at the Core Knowledge State Conference as well as the Colorado League of Charter Schools Conference. Superintendent Richard has earned two undergraduate degrees in education and theory of education. She holds a masters degree and is currently a candidate in the Walden University doctorate program. She is an author and presenter for Character First. She also has extensive leadership training including completion of Core Knowledge Leadership Training programs at its Leadership Institute.

John Goss

Principal John Goss

John started teaching English at the Creede district in 1976. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado College in 1973, and a Master’s Degree from Western State in 1989. John joined the administrative team in 2003 after completing the requirements for Principal Licensure program at Adams State.
John married Dianna Basham, a Creede graduate, in 1982. Their sons, Jonathan and Riley, are also Creede graduates. John spends his spare time fly fishing, riding his bike, and playing in musical groups.

Collin Vinchattle
Dean of Restorative Services

Collin Vinchattle, Dean of Restorative Services

Collin Vinchattle is very excited to be joining the town of Creede from Colorado Springs! He has been in education since 2007 with experience in physical education and received his Master’s degree from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in Leadership with a principal licensure. Collin has a heart for students and a passion to help lead teachers and schools. Collin loves the outdoors and is excited to spend family time in the beautiful town of Creede.

Danielle Ceja
School Counselor / Psychologist

Danielle Ceja, School Counselor / Psychologist

Danielle was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado and moved to South Fork with her husband and twins, Jack and Olivia, in 2015.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University and an Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology from University of Colorado at Denver.  Danielle worked in Jefferson County Public Schools for 12 years, then at the San Luis Valley BOCES for 2.5 years before joining the Creede School District as a full time School Psychologist.  Danielle is passionate about supporting students, families, and the community in all aspects of academic, behavioral, and mental health needs.  Danielle enjoys outdoor activities, raising chickens, and the peaceful country life!

Sherry Scallan
Director of Finance & Human Resources

Sherry Scallan, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Sherry was born and raised in Grand Forks ND. She graduated from the University of ND with a BS in Math, Elementary Education and Physical Education. Sherry moved to Scottsdale AZ after college and lived there (mostly) until moving to Creede in 2001. She has twin boys who graduated from AZ State University and a daughter (Creede graduate ’05) who is also an AZ State grad. Her “vacations” mainly consist of going back to AZ to see the kids, grand kids, mom and sister. Even though she loves spending time with them, she’s always happy getting back to Creede. Sherry’s life here with her companion and life partner Jim is where she wants her story to end one day.

Holly Wilson
Administrative Assistant

Holly Wilson, Administrative Assistant

Holly began her new chapter as a resident of Creede when she moved with her husband, Clint and their two daughters, Savannah and Reese in 2009. Clint and Holly were both born and raised in the small town of Paradise, Texas. As newly weds they vacationed in Creede and quickly fell in love with the small mountain town. They have never regretted their move and feel blessed to have raised their daughters in this tight knit community with all its uniqueness. The family of four reside and care take the Rio Grande Reservoir Dam. Holly enjoys bow hunting, fishing, taking care of their dogs, chickens, turkeys, ducks and tending her garden and greenhouse. Although the 45 minute commute to Creede can be challenging at times, Holly wouldn’t trade her incredible life in Creede for anything.

George Regan
Director of Transportation

George Regan, Director of Transportation

George and his wife Tana moved to Creede from New Mexico this past March. They have three children Tatum, Gaven, and Layla, as well as their Pekinese, Hans Solo.  George is looking forward to his new role as Transportation Director at the school.  In his spare time, he is planning on taking advantage of all of the outdoor activities that Creede has to offer, especially the excellent mountain biking.


Wes Hargreaves
Director of Facilities & Safety

Wes Hargreaves, Director of Facilities & Safety

Wes is very excited to join the Creede School District team! He has years of experience in “making stuff work”: from lumber mills as a machinery operator and mill wright, to multi-billion dollar international corporations in service management and coordination, electrician, and also security.

 Wes and his wife Lacy have lived in this wonderful community for six years, and plan on many, many more. They have two beautiful children Ayden and Evelyn. 

Kate Michaels
School Nurse

Kate Michaels, School Nurse

Bio coming soon!

Jim Tillery
Athletic Director

Jim Tillery, Athletic Director

Bio coming soon!

Support Staff

Kiera Gibbons

Johanna Gray
Assessment Coordinator

Frances Kolish

Betty Michaels

Josh Skadberg

Malcolm Snead
Food Service Director

Jackie Stone
Food Service Manager / Custodian