Principal's Message

 Kevin Watanabe



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Kevin Watanabe

Greetings Dry Creek Elementary Community, 

My name is Kevin Watanabe, I am honored to continue Dry Creek’s legacy of excellence as principal. I believe that continued excellence requires promoting learning that allows students to solve and consider real-world problems and solutions. At Dry Creek, students are presented with rigorous academic experiences within a collaborative open-concept environment. Our academic programming is paired with social-emotional learning, where students learn skills such as empathy, emotional regulation, collaboration, and problem-solving. Students are pushed to think critically, explore multiple perspectives, and validate information to maneuver the world in which we live. It is the combination of academic subjects, social-emotional learning, and inquiry that ensure a quality learning experience for all students at Dry Creek. 

At Dry Creek, we value blazing a new TRAIL through, Teamwork, Respect, Acting Safely, Integrity, and Leadership. These values establish a positive culture of learning for all students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Dry Creek’s supportive community of educators, parents, and families makes it a positive and inclusive place for students to learn, grow, and thrive as learners and as people. Our staff strives to create and maintain strong community partnerships that prioritize students’ best interests. We are continually welcoming new families to our school community. If you and your family are considering a new school or are beginning Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year, please reach out to us at (720) 554-3300 for more information or to schedule a school tour.     

As we continue to venture into uncertain times amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I appreciate the continued flexibility as we work to restore in-person learning and establish safe learning environments. For information and updates on planning for the 2020-2021 school year, please see the Cherry Creek School District website at I look forward to navigating these challenges as a community and appreciate the support for Dry Creek.  Thank you for the continual partnership. 


Go, Explorers!


Best Regards, 

Kevin Watanabe


Dry Creek Elementary

(720) 554-3300

Last Modified on June 5, 2020