Phone: (719) 867-8600


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Business Masters - Technology in Education PLTW Certified in Gateway to Technology, Green Architecture, & Intro to Engineering & Design

Mr. Nathan Strycker

I am thrilled to be entering my second year teaching Woodworking at Palmer Ridge, and am really looking forward to launching our first Carpentry Course this year! I have been teaching since 2002, and been in D38 since 2005. 

I have a passion for project-based learning, both in the computer lab & the wood shop. I enjoy introducing students to new technologies and projects in the shop that will grow and stretch them. With the recent addition of CNC Routers, 3D-Printers, and Laser Cutters, our students will have numerous opportunities to be on the cutting edge of the design and build process. It is my hope that students leave my classes with a sense of confidence and satisfaction that they can work with their hands and minds to create amazing things!

My wife Amber and I live in Palmer Lake, and we love living here! We have three children, all in different schools at D38. Our oldest is a senior at Palmer Ridge. We also have an 8th grader at Lewis-Palmer Middle School, and a 6th grader at Palmer Lake Elementary. We also have a super cool dog named Hattie, and three spirited cats.

I am looking forward to a fantastic school year with you all! 


  • Period 1 - Plan
    Period 2 - Woodworking Technology B
    Period 3 - Woodworking Technology B
    Period 4 - Carpentry Technology 1
    Period 5 - Plan
    Period 6 - Woodworking Technology B
    Period 7 - Woodworking Technology A
    Period 8 - Woodworking Technology A