Mr. Tom Pulford

Phone: (719) 867-8149


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Mr. Tom Pulford

Health / P.E. Teacher & Head Football Coach

This school year (2018-19) will be my 14th year of teaching and coaching in District 38.  This year will be my seventh 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 (10 years old), and Natalie (9 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 7:30 - 8:15 on Navy Days and 1:30-2:15 on Gold Days.  

Contact information  719-867-8149