Phone: (719) 867-8149


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Tom Pulford

Health / P.E. Teacher 

This school year (2021-22) will be my 17th year of teaching in District 38. This year will be my tenth year at Palmer Ridge High School as a Physical Education / Health Teacher. 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, 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 Lewis-Palmer Middle School: Eli (13 years old), and Natalie (12 years old).

I believe that teachers and coaches must set high standards and expectations for students. In order for students 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 1:30 - 2:15 on Navy Days and 9:30 - 10:15  on Gold Days.  

Contact information  719-867-8149;


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