Jim Jelinek

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Dr. Jim Jelinek


Email: [email protected]

Voicemail: (303) 982-4970

Team Green Seminar


What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a native son of Colorado, I graduated from Arvada West High School and then received a BA in English from Colorado State University. I moved to California and spent several years teaching and coaching in middle and high school before moving back to Colorado. My educator experiences ranged from English/Language Arts, gifted and talented education, special education, bilingual education and administration as both an assistant principal and principal.. I graduated with an MA in Special Education from California State University and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of Denver. I married my wife, Laurie, and we raised three wonderful children. I have enjoyed leading a talented DRHS staff dedicated to building upon traditions of community-involved school pride and academic excellence. The ultimate aim of educations as well as the moral and ethical responsibilities of schools is the promotion of student success and the goal for any school is to meet this vision by creating a school climate which encourages a high standard of excellence, fosters innovation, and stimulates excitement about learning. Go Eagles!

Education & Credentials

  • BA - English - Colorado State University
  • MA - Special Education - California State University - San Bernardino
  • Ph.D. - Education Administration - University of Denver
  • CDE Professional Teacher License: Secondary English Language Arts, Special Education, Professional Principal


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