Guillermo Medina came to Columbine Elementary in August 2010 from the Poudre School District in Ft. Collins, Colorado where he was the Principal of Irish Elementary. As a Principal, Guillermo is experienced in leading school teams in creating shared visions and missions for continuous school improvement. He is skilled in instructional leadership that is child centered, inquiry based and assessment based. Guillermo desires to foster a school climate that is fun, engaging, and encouraging where everyone can feel safe, respected, and valued.
Guillermo received his undergraduate degree in 1987 in K-12 Special Education – Educable Mentally Handicapped from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. In 1995 he received his Masters in Education specializing in Vocational Rehabilitation-Transition Specialist from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He received a Principal Licensure Endorsement in 2005 also from Colorado State University. In the summer of 2010, Guillermo attended the Educational Leadership Institute at Harvard University.
Guillermo is originally from Caracas Venezuela. He has been an educator since finishing his undergraduate degree. His experiences include teaching students with severe disabilities, providing interventions for students K-6, second grade teacher, assistant principal, and principal. One of his proudest moments is being nominated by his second grade students and their parents and receiving the Excellence in Education Award from the Poudre School District. Guillermo has two sons, Cameron who wants to be a chef, and Alex who is in high school.