Ian Wells

Ian Wells, Executive Director of Schools

West Highlands Ranch Region and Alternative Education
Mountain Vista and ThunderRidge High School Feeders
and Alternative Education Programs


Ian Wells, West Highlands Ranch Region and Alternative Education (Mountain Vista and ThunderRidge High School Feeders and Alternative Education Programs)Ian Wells serves as the Executive Director of Schools (EDOS) for the West Highlands Ranch Region and for DCSD’s Alternative Education programs. He has been an educator for nearly 30 years. Prior to becoming an EDOS, Ian has held the roles of Director of Elementary Education, Director of Continuous Improvement of Teacher Effectiveness, Principal, Assistant Principal, Activities Director, English Teacher and Coach.

Ian began his teaching career in California prior to teaching at Mountain Vista High School for six years. He then served as Assistant Principal in Littleton Public Schools, and as a founding principal in Sheridan School District before returning home to DCSD in 2015.

Ian earned his Colorado Principal Licensure and Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, a Masters of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, and Bachelors in Biology and English from the University of Puget Sound.

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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.