Andy Abner


Andy Abner, Deputy Superintendent

Andy Abner, Deputy Superintendent Andy Abner serves as Deputy Superintendent with a focus on the Highlands Ranch area. He oversees DCSD’s two Highlands Ranch Executive Directors of Schools. On a districtwide level, Andy supervises the DCSD Chief Operations Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Director of Safety and Security, and the Director of Athletics and Activities.

Prior to becoming Deputy Superintendent, Andy served as Principal of Rock Canyon High School since 2011. He, along with his staff and families, elevated Rock Canyon to an elite level, with the school ranking amongst the top of our state and nation. Andy started as a career/technical education teacher, with his educational journey also including roles as a general classroom teacher, dean of students and assistant principal at Douglas County High School. He has a strong ability to lead others in a data-driven, collaborative model of leadership to discover creative solutions for goals and challenges. He has been a member of the DCSD family since 2002. Andy has a Colorado Principal License and a Masters of Arts in Education, Administration and Supervision.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.