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Durango Big Picture High School Welcomes New Principal

I look forward to meeting each of you over the course of the next months. My door is always open to everyone, so feel free to contact me anytime.


I started my career in education in 1992 in Phoenix, Arizona, and have had numerous roles over the years: teacher, mentor, department chair, board member, technology coordinator, freshman transition coordinator, and building leader. I have worked at the middle and high school levels in public schools (traditional and charter), and received two master degrees in Secondary Education and Career and Technical Education from Northern Arizona University.

After I moved to Colorado in the summer of 2007, I continued to work in Career and Technical Education, emphasizing Arts and STEM pathways for all students. I am especially concerned for underrepresented groups in these career fields and will seek to continue the work of Big Picture Learning so that all students receive quality internship experiences.

I live with my wife, Mary, and have two daughters, Sierra (age 21) and Alaina (age 19). Sierra is employed with Alaska Airlines and Alaina is majoring in engineering. My free time is spent pursuing travel around the country and the world, enjoying the great outdoors, attending visual and performing arts events, and watching or participating in sporting activities.


Along with our teachers and staff, I will continue the work that has been accomplished with the goal of making DBPHS a school that is known across the state as having the quality that all people want in their school. Parent input and partnership will be vital as we seek to do this.

Let me know what questions you have during this transition period. 

Warm regards, 


Bradley Hardin

Cell ‐ 303‐886‐5852

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