SuperintendentCañon City Schools Administration Office
Superintendent - George Welsh

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

At the Cañon City School District, our vision continues to be Learning for life! We believe each child’s educational experiences must be deeply connected to their future success.

How do we do this?

Our foundation is our mission. The Cañon City School District is future-focused, providing innovative educational opportunities for all students to successfully prepare them to meet any challenge they may face.

As educators, we adhere to our Three Pillars of Instruction, ensuring each day we teach to a specific learning target, actively engage all students, and assess whether appropriate learning occurred, making instructional adjustments if it did not. We simply believe that in every subject at every grade level, instruction and learning must include a commitment to a knowledge core, place high demands on thinking, and offer opportunities to develop our targeted traits and skills.

In doing this we first abide by our agreed-upon core beliefs. We're committed to meeting the social-emotional needs of all students, putting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs before Bloom’s Taxonomy. We believe learning growth matters most, requires risk-taking, and that the work we do in our schools has the greatest impact on this. We’re future-focused, believing the development of certain traits and skills will best prepare our students for ever-changing careers. Finally, we emphasize what is good for kids over the needs and comfort of adults.

What are we working toward? We believe by developing in every student 7 key traits of knowledge, innovation, tenacity, agency, agility, civility, and integrity, and 7 key skills surrounding collaboration, communication, solution-seeking, contribution, reflection, empowerment, and leadership, each will be ready to face ANY challenge they may confront in an uncertain future.

Thank you for trusting us with your children and for enrolling them in the most innovative education system in Colorado!

George S. Welsh
Superintendent of Schools