Derek Pike

Assistant Principal

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My name is Derek Pike and I am honored to serve the students, families and teachers at WEC as an assistant principal! I am a Colorado native and have worked as a teacher leader in Denver Public Schools for my entire career. I have taught Social Studies, ELD, Intervention, and Science at Abraham Lincoln High School, John F. Kennedy High School, and Lake Middle School.

I am excited to serve the West Denver neighborhoods and be a part of the WEC family. I believe my passion to serve our community, appreciation of the history of social justice movements at West, and the challenges I have overcome as a student and educator, have prepared me to lead the Cowboy community. My personal and professional experiences have shaped my desire to build strong relationships and relentlessly support our students in pursuit of their post-secondary dreams and aspirations. I am honored to serve as a leader at WEC and look forward to working alongside our powerful community.

Outside of school, I am a sneaker and hip-hop head who loves to root on all Denver sports teams. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Chessa, and our dog, Milo, on outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains.