Coaches

Ms. Dykstra

I am a cell biologist-turned-science teacher! Although this is only my 2nd year at Broomfield, this is my 11th year teaching science. As a science teacher at BHS, I teach physical sciences and chemistry. I am a PLTW-certified instructor for Intro to Engineering Design and Principles of Biomedical Sciences, previously taught AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2 and AP Physics B, and have served as an AP Physics Reader.

Prior to teaching, I completed my Ph.D. in biochemistry at Dartmouth College in 2008 where I studied the actin dynamics within the surface protrusions of lymphocytes. In 2010, I completed my MA in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver through the Boettcher Teachers Program. As an undergraduate, I completed a BS in molecular biology as a Boettcher Scholar at the University of Denver.

In my spare time, I play ice hockey, enjoy photography (Nikon!) and gardening, raise goats, and love to take long walks and hikes with my husband, Steve, and our two dogs, Benjamin and Gordie.

Chris Keller

I'm a software engineer at Google Boulder, a former Army Reservist and Iraqi Freedom veteran, and a husband and father of 3. I received my B.S. Computer Science from CU Boulder. Before that I graduated from BHS and it's very exciting to be back to help! I've been mentoring the engineering club since 2011.

Mr. Leonard

I received my BS Degree and teaching certification from Colorado State University, Pueblo. I majored in Industrial Technology/Education. I played football at Adams State University where I was the starting center for 3 years. I transferred to the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State University at Pueblo) where I completed my education degree.

I am currently finishing up my Masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration at Concordia University. I am also a certified Solidworks instructor. I currently live and work in Broomfield with my wife and 3 children and I have been an Industrial Technology Teacher for 23 years at Broomfield High School. I have also coached football on and off over the years and currently, I am one of the freshman coaches.

During the years when I wasn't coaching at the high school, I enjoyed many years of coaching my son’s youth teams. I also spent 13 years as a high school football official and now I am enjoying my "summer job" as a baseball umpire.