Phone: (719) 867-8205


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 joining the amazing staff at Palmer Ridge this year! I have been teaching since 2002, and been in D38 since 2005. The past 11 years, I taught Gateway to Technology at Lewis Palmer Middle School, where we designed projects using AutoCad software, and built numerous projects in the wood shop. 

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. I am blessed to teach, and have our kids learn and grow in such an amazing school district! Our oldest is Junior at Palmer Ridge. We also have a 7th grader at Lewis-Palmer Middle School, and a 5th grader at Palmer Lake Elementary. We also have a super cool dog named Hattie, and three spirited kittens.

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


  • Period 1 - Plan
    Period 2 - Intro to Engineering Design
    Period 3 - Intro to Engineering Design
    Period 4 - Advanced Woodworking
    Period 5 - Plan
    Period 6 - Manufacturing and Technology Applications
    Period 7 - Manufacturing and Technology Applications
    Period 8 - Advanced Woodworking