Chuck Puga

School Principal Interim

Chuck Puga




A Colorado native, Chuck has worked in public education since 1989.  He graduated from The Colorado College in 1989 with a degree in History and a minor in Education.  He received his Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision in 1996 from the University of Phoenix.  He started his career at Parker Junior High teaching 7th grade Social Studies and coaching football, wrestling and track and field.  He moved to Ponderosa High School in 1992 and taught Social Studies and coached football, wrestling and track and field until 1996.  Chuck spent the next ten years at Highlands Ranch High School in many capacities.  He taught Social Studies and was the department chairperson, was the Dean of Students for two years and an assistant principal for one year as well as coaching track and field and girls’ tennis.  He was also the head football coach at Highlands Ranch for nine years.  In April of 2006 he was chosen as the principal of Ponderosa High School and spent 9 years there as principal.  In April of 2015 he was chosen as the principal of Smoky Hill High School and spent 7 years as principal. In July of 2023 he was chosen as the interim principal at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy (KCAA) and is excited to lead such an awesome school.