Larry Thigpen – Assistant Principal

thigpenlI have been in education for the past 17 years with 14 of them in Aurora Public Schools.  I graduated from Smoky Hill High School, attended the University of North Florida where I received my Bachelors of Science in Health.  After teaching Health and Physical Education for three years in Florida, I moved back to Colorado and was hired on at Rangeview High School.  I then went on to South Middle School for six years as a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director. 

During my time at South I received my Masters in Educational Leadership through the University of Northern Colorado and my principal's license.  I then went on to open up Aurora Frontier K-8 as their Dean and Athletic Director.  I am now in my fourth year at Vista Peak Exploratory where I have been the Dean and Athletic Director and now my new title as Director of Operations and Vice Principal.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my wife and our two children.  I enjoy running, golf, basketball, hiking, skiing, diving, the outdoors and my beloved Broncos and Florida State Seminoles.