Dr. Kenneth Christopher “K.C.” Somers is the superintendent of Lewis-Palmer School District 38.
A Colorado native, Dr. Somers was born and raised in Colorado Springs and graduated from William J. Palmer High School in 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in education, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix.
His early career encompassed a range of youth advocacy, counseling, and coaching positions in the Pikes Peak Region. From 2007-2017 he served in Jeffco Public Schools as a high school assistant principal (2007-10), elementary school principal (2010-14), and principal of Columbine High School (2014-17). From 2017-19, he served in Aurora Public Schools as a P-20 Learning Community Director.
Dr. Somers' educational leadership philosophy rests on a firm belief in servant-leadership and being a relentless public school advocate. He is committed to promoting the very best in student learning and excellence in public service. He believes that building strong relationships with all stakeholders is one of the most important elements of successful schools and organizations. He is eager to serve the Tri-Lakes community and make a positive difference in the lives of students, teachers and staff, and families in D38.
Dr. Somers is a devoted husband and father to three wonderful daughters. He spends his spare time supporting them in each of their endeavors. Dr. Somers also loves reading, writing, exercising, and soaking in the natural beauty of our great state.