John L. Biner
Although this is my first year as the Principal of Fort Lupton High School, I have been a public educator for 23 years and an administrator for the past 15. I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. I taught high school science and P.E. for 6 years prior to becoming a high school administrator. I earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in 2002 and I finished my Doctoral work for my superintendent license in 2016. I served as an assistant principal for Elizabeth High School and Arapahoe High School before becoming the principal of Brighton High School in 2007-2018. I have a broad range of administrative experience from the oversight of an 8 million dollar budget to helping revamp the teacher evaluation process to increase teacher effectiveness. I value the positive relationships I has developed with my faculty, staff, students, and parents over the years and I look forward to connecting with the Fort Lupton community this year. In recognition of my work as a high school principal I was recognized as the 2015-2016 “Administrator of the Year” by the High School Media Association. In addition, I am have been honored by Colorado DECA and High School FFA programs for my support and dedication to those programs.
My life values focus on my faith, my family, and my passion (School). I love spending time with my wife of 23 years, Amy and my four children, Emily(18), Zach(16), Katie(14), and Madeline (13). As a family we are very involved in 4H and a multitude of sports. We also enjoy camping, hiking and fishing.
Hello, my name is Doug Gordon Assistant Principal here at Fort Lupton High School. I grew up in Central Illinois and received my bachelor's degree in History Education from Illinois State University. My wife and I, along with our two children, moved from Illinois to the great state of Colorado in 1999. I began my teaching career in 2000 at Windsor High School where I was a special education teacher for 6 years and a history teacher for 9 years. During that time I received my master's degree in special education and my educational specialists degree in administration from the University of Northern Colorado. After 15 years in the classroom, I made the transition to administration and worked as the Dean of Students at Mead High School for 3 years. In 2019, I was hired as the new Assistant Principal at Fort Lupton High School. On a personal note, I am a die hard Las Vegas Raiders and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of Fort Lupton High School and the community of Fort Lupton.