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John L. Biner

Mr. Biner has been a public educator for 26 years. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder where he earned his bachelor’s degree in science and exercise physiology and was a licensed teacher. Mr. Biner taught multiple high school subjects including chemistry, physical science, physical education, and life skills classes.  Mr. Biner then earned a Master's degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins and started his work as a school administrator. He has been an assistant principal for four years, principal of an alternative school for 2 years, and a high school principal for 15 years (the last four here at Fort Lupton). In 2018 Mr. Biner finished his doctoral work to qualify to become a Superintendent. In addition, was recognized as the “Principal of the Year” in 2015-2016 by the Colorado Student Media Association. and was recognized as the 2018 Colorado Thespians’ “Administrator of the year”.

Mr. Biner has clear values focused on his Faith, family, and his work for students.  He enjoys spending time with his family including his wife Amy, his four kids Emily, Zach, Katie, and Madeline. As a family they ride and show horses, camp, fish and hike for fun.

Most importantly, Mr. Biner loves the students and staff at Fort Lupton High school and the parents and community that support them.. He believes that Weld 8 is a perfect size district to raise a family and connect to the community year round.  

Go Blue Devils!

Doug Gordon

Assistant Principal

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.

Douglas Gordon

Assistant Principal

Fort Lupton High School

530 Reynolds Street

Fort Lupton, CO 80621

(303) 857-7130



Mrs. Cora Lanter

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lanter has been a public educator for 16 years. She graduated from Hastings College in Hastings, NE where she was on scholarship for academics, softball and volleyball.  Mrs. Lanter earned a double Bachelor of Arts degree in K-12 Art Education and Studio Art, as well as a coaching endorsement.  Mrs. Lanter’s educational and athletic work experiences include an alternative high school, junior high, pre-k school, and a juvenile justice center.  She is so grateful for all of the experiences that she has been a part of and all of the diverse student populations she has worked with.  These experiences took Mrs. Lanter from Nebraska, to Wyoming, to Texas, back to Wyoming and finally here to Colorado.  Mrs. Lanter then earned a Master's degree from Arkansas State University in Educational Leadership while continuing her work as a visual arts instructor.  She continues to pursue educational opportunities and is always looking to learn.

Mrs. Lanter is very dedicated to the work that she does and the people that are impacted.  Outside of work her focus stands with her family and hobbies.  She has three wonderful children, Tristen, Hazel and Paisley, and a supportive husband, Link, who is also in education as a teacher and coach.  Mrs. Lanter loves to paint, do photography and build artwork through recycled work.  As a family they love to be outside either hiking, camping, paddle boarding, or kayaking, but their favorite thing to do is to take road trips.  Many summers are spent putting miles on the car and seeking out new adventures.

            Looking to the future, Mrs. Lanter is excited to be a part of all the successes that the students here at Fort Lupton High School have.  Being a part of their lives in the building and in the arena of play, is something that she continues to enjoy.  She cannot wait to see how the year progresses.