Phone: (719) 867-8149


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Tom Pulford

Health / P.E. Teacher & Head Football Coach

This school year (2019-20) will be my 15th year of teaching and coaching in District 38. This year will be my eighth year at Palmer Ridge High School as a Physical Education / Health Teacher and Head Football Coach. It is an honor to be part of a staff that works so hard to help each student experience success by building strong personal relationships and striving for excellence in all we do. I completed my Bachelor's Degree in 2004 at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, an NCAA Division 3 school, where I played football for 5 years. I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Adams State University in 2012. My wife and I live in Monument and have two children that attend Kilmer Elementary: Eli (11 years old), and Natalie (10 years old).

I believe that teachers and coaches must set high standards and expectations for students and student-athletes. In order for students and student-athletes to make progress and truly reach their full potential, it is critical to consistently reevaluate and increase the standards and expectations. I firmly believe that the key to students experiencing success in school, in extracurricular activities, and in the community is to effectively (and consistently) communicate expectations to students and families.

I am looking forward to a great school year. If you have any questions, please email me or give me a call. My plan periods are 9:30 - 10:15 on Navy Days and 1:30-2:15 on Gold Days.  

Contact information  719-867-8149;


  • Period 1 - Health
    Period 2 - Strength Training 2
    Period 3 - Strength Training 1
    Period 4 - Plan
    Period 5 - Team/Rec Sports
    Period 6 - Strength Training 1
    Period 7 - Strength Training 1
    Period 8 - Plan