Larry Nichols, principal of Lester Arnold High School in Commerce City, thinks that "educating our children is everyone's concern." Schools in today's society must reach beyond their own parameters, he says, "to form partnerships with community agencies and businesses." He has implemented an 8 a.m.-to-10 p.m. schedule at Lester Arnold High School to make education truly accessible and available. Mr. Nichols takes an active role in protecting and increasing opportunities for alternative students, adult students, and especially dropouts. Many educators share the philosophy that learning is a lifelong endeavor, but Mr. Nichols puts this philosophy into practice by ensuring that the institution of learning that he directs is open at all times to all people. In 1990 Mr. Nichols received the Governor's Award for Excellence in Education.
1977 University of Wyoming, M.S.