Don Griffin, PhD


Phone Ext: 1701

Dr. Don Griffin was named Executive Director of Monument Academy in December 2010.  As Executive Director, he oversees all operations of the school, collectively with the appropriate administrative staff, including personnel, financial matters, facilities and operations, and other areas as requested by the Board.  Dr. Griffin is the sole employee of the Monument Academy Board of Directors and serves as the corporation’s Chief Operating Officer.

Currently, Dr. Griffin serves on the Leadership Program of the Rockies Board of Directors and was elected to the Delta Schools Board of Directors in 2014.  In 2018, Dr. Griffin was appointed the Colorado Digital Board of Cooperative Education Service Board of Directors and currently serves as Board President. He has served on the Colorado League of Charter Schools Board of Directors, as well as the Parents Challenge Board of Directors. Dr. Griffin holds a Senior Faculty position with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California as well as the State of Florida Community College System.

Previously, Dr. Griffin served as the President and CEO of The Schuck Foundation in Colorado Springs and is a nationally known business authority and author with more than 30 years of actual hands on senior management experience as a CEO. He is often sought after as an executive coach, strategic consultant, and communication expert.

Dr. Griffin’s educational background includes degrees in Industrial Psychology and Economics from the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University respectively.  He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from California Western University.