Superintendent

SuperintendentCañon City Schools Administration Office
Superintendent - Adam Hartman

Address: 101 N 14th St
Phone Number: 719-276-5700
Fax: 719-276-5739

Superintendent’s Message 

March 14, 2022

 

At the Cañon City School District our vision is “Learning for Life!”.

Our school district is built upon four Core Beliefs, and they are aligned to that vision:

  • We meet the social-emotional needs of all students, putting Maslow’s Hierarchy before Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • We believe learning growth is what matters most, that it requires risk-taking, and the work we do has the greatest impact on growth outcomes.
  • We’re future focused, believing the development of certain traits and skills will prepare students for ever-changing careers.
  • We emphasize what is good for kids over the needs and comfort of adults.  

As noted in Core Belief #3, we believe a child’s educational experiences must be relevant to their future. We strive for this by attracting the most amazing people in education, and offering parents a choice in education models. Whatever the delivery method, our people operate from the core belief that with our support every child is capable of learning, growing, and realizing their potential. 

The community will find that our elementary schools, although uniquely distinct in their own ways, all have a deep focus on developing strong reading, writing, and math skills.  This is accomplished through strong recruiting, training of staff, high-quality curriculum, and the implementation of outstanding intervention strategies.  

Our focus in grades 6-12 is the implementation of a career pathways model to prepare students for college and career opportunities. Cañon City School District grade 6-12 staff is putting into practice ideas first envisioned by our Cañon 2020 committee. These offer student opportunities to explore strengths and weaknesses and areas of personal interest. Secondary educators are guiding children to explore career options through hands-on internships and apprenticeships and instructional pathways relevant to each student’s personal vision.  All students complete a Capstone project as a requirement for graduation, which is a culmination of their experience in the district with a heavy emphasis on contribution and collaboration.  

What is consistent across the K-12 spectrum, and true in every building, is that we envision and nurture education beyond content memorization and academic skill acquisition.  To that end, our Portrait of a Graduate includes 14 Traits and Skills.  We know that regardless of the path our graduate pursue after graduation, they will be greatly aided by strengths in the following areas:

Traits

The Cañon City Fremont County RE-1 School District, like any organization, faces many challenges. We look to them as opportunities to grow.  We have learned a great deal about resilience and agility during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are poised to build upon those skills as we push forward into the future.  

Thank you for trusting us with the education of your children!

Adam Hartman

Superintendent of Schools