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Dr. Heather Kholif
Hello Dos Rios Families!
It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year here at Dos Rios! I feel so privileged to have been chosen to serve as the Assistant Principal at Dos Rios Elementary School and look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and your child this year. I was born and raised in Northern Colorado and am beyond excited to serve the Greeley-Evans community. Prior to joining the Dos Rios family, I served students and families in neighboring school districts in various educational roles such as an instructional coach, as an elementary classroom teacher, and as an English teacher for second through tenth-grade students in Egypt. I have additionally supported work for the Colorado Department of Education as a Colorado Content Collaborative Member supporting the evaluation of literacy assessments as well as the development of literacy assessment tools and resources for educators.
As a first-generation high-school graduate, education has always been an important part of my life. Some of the most important people in my life were my teachers and school counselors. Knowing how influential they were in my life, I too wanted to make a difference by serving the students and families in my community. My educational career began after I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2007. A few years later, in 2011, I received my Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with my Principal Licensure from the University of Northern Colorado. Continuing on my educational journey I completed my Doctoral Program in 2018, receiving my Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, also from the University of Northern Colorado. Finally, in May 2019, I graduated with a second Masters degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity. Outside of my time at Dos Rios I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and I have five beautiful children and we love spending time in the mountains, playing games, and gardening.