Nichole Rottinghaus, Principal


Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University

Master of Science: Teaching and Learning with Educational Leadership Emphasis from Colorado State University – Global Campus


What I love most about working at St. John’s:

St. John’s is a Christian school that exists to do God’s work of building His kingdom and making saints!  It’s pretty awesome that I get to be His instrument in this work!


Where I’m from:

I was born and lived in the Chicago, Illinois area for the first twelve years of my life.  When I was in junior high, my family moved to Plymouth, Minnesota where I lived through graduation from high school.   I went off to college in Montana and moved to Colorado in 1994.  Even though I’m not technically a Colorado native, I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else in my life.


Interests and Hobbies:

I love being outdoors, especially in the mountains.  In the summer, my favorite thing to do is go camping and hiking with my family.  I also love to watch baseball – both my own children’s games and those of the Colorado Rockies!


Personal Note:

I have been married to my husband since 1998.  We have three sons - all three have attended St. John’s. 


Best Faith Experience:

In the summer of 2016, I attended World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with my oldest son.  In addition to the impact the experience had on my own faith, I saw first hand how alive and vibrant the young Church is today!