Meet East High School Principal, Terita Walker

A woman in black jacket smiling for the camera.



Terita Walker is a dynamo with a vision, and the East High School community feels lucky to have her as their new principal. Equipped with multiple degrees and years of teaching experience in many different fields, Ms. Walker comes to her new position with confidence, drive and compassion. She is committed to celebrating the diverse community at East and to bringing students, parents, teachers and staff together in a caring, supportive and vibrant environment where all students are expected to excel.

Walker arrived in Denver fifteen years ago from Chicago. She has been at East since 2008. With a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Marketing, a Master of Arts degree, a Masters degree in Counseling and a principal licensure while participating in the Ritchie Leadership Adminstrator Licensure Program at the University of Denver, Walker was well prepared for her many different roles at East. She has served as English/Language Arts Teacher, guidance counsellor, department chairperson, track and field and cheerleading/dance coach and Assistant Principal (since 2017). Besides presenting on national platforms for college and career readiness, the former Bronco’s cheerleader coached the East High cheerleaders to a national platform with performances at the 2011 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii. “East and I have grown up together,” says Walker, “and there’s no stopping us now!”