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Mr. Hynes

Colin Hynes - Assistant Principal

About Me: I grew up near Boston, Massachusetts. I attended Princeton University, where I majored in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with a pre-medical focus. I spent my first year post-graduation teaching Biology and English in New Hampshire. I then pursued my interest in medicine through research jobs in San Francisco (cardiology) and Boston (pediatrics and sports medicine).

In my time at Children’s Hospital Boston, I made some important life decisions, namely that I want to be a teacher and not a doctor. I also met my wife, Amy, and decided I would go wherever she would be. While she completed her medical fellowship, I earned a master’s degree from Harvard University and my teaching license in secondary education.

In 2004, Amy’s appointment as a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado brought us to Denver and me to Englewood High School, where I taught science. In 2007, I joined the Denver School of Science & Technology first as a teacher and then as Dean/Assistant Principal. Wanting to work in a neighborhood middle school, I came to Mrachek in 2013 as Assistant Principal. Amy and I have two children, Owen (10) and Maeve (7).

Job Description: My job is to accelerate learning for every student, every day. I do my job by fostering staff and systems that drive student growth, both in and out of the classroom. My community needs me to do my job.


Colin Hynes

Assistant Principal

Mrachek Middle School | Aurora Public Schools

(303) 750-2836 x25449

Email: Mr. Hynes