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Meet David Whitelock, Head Athletic Trainer at ThunderRidge High School

How many years have you been at your DCSD school?   
18 years
 
Where did you go to school? 
I graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver (now MSU of Denver).
 
What is your favorite thing about working at your school?
The kids, the staff, and the traditions that I have been a part of. But mostly...the kids are awesome!
 
What is your best memory while working at your DCSD school?
Every year I look forward to our Field Day Assembly. The student-led competition really showcases the great imagination, creativity, and togetherness that ThunderRidge is all about.
 
What are some other professional experiences you have had?
I have been involved in leadership positions with the Colorado Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA) and am currently the Chairman for the Honors and Awards Committee for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association (RMATA). During my tenure as President of the CATA, I was able to work with some amazing people to help ensure the Colorado Athletic Training Practice Act was maintained, which ensures title protection for Athletic Trainers and ensures safe and proper healthcare is being delivered to all athletes in the state.
 
What are you surprisingly good at?
Pickle Ball and Badminton
 
What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do?
The disappointed look on my opponents' faces as they walk off of the court defeated.
 
Challengers are always welcome.
 
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Being a dad and a husband.
 
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Exactly what I am doing now....but with a few more vacation days built in.
 
Family details:
Wife = 1. Married for 24 years.
Children = 2. Both boys. One is a junior at CSU and the other is a senior at ThunderRidge.
Dogs = 2
 
I love spending time with any or all of them doing anything.... except laundry.
 

 

December 11, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.