They Call Me

They Call Me "Mr. De": The Story of Columbine's Heart, Resilience, and Recovery

by Frank DeAngelis
They Call Me

They Call Me "Mr. De": The Story of Columbine's Heart, Resilience, and Recovery

by Frank DeAngelis


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Frank DeAngelis walks readers through Columbine on the day of the shooting and openly shares the struggles he and the community endured. Offering insights on leadership under pressure and on how to rebuild a community after the unimaginable happens, this book will inspire readers as it equips them to become better leaders themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949595055
Publisher: Dave Burgess Consulting
Publication date: 03/31/2019
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Colorado native Frank DeAngelis retired from his position as principal of Columbine High School after thirty-five years of service. He began his career there as social studies teacher and filled the roles of head baseball coach, assistant football coach, dean of students, and assistant principal before becoming the principal in 1996.

After the tragic shootings on April 20, 1999, DeAngelis mourned with the Columbine community. He vowed to never forget those who were murdered, those who were injured, and all who were impacted by the tragedy. He dedicated his life and career to helping his students—his kids—recover. He committed to staying on as principal to help the students and the community heal. Columbine was his family.

In the years that followed the shootings, DeAngelis was named the Colorado High School Principal of the year and was one of three finalists for the National Principal of the Year. He has also received the Jefferson County Lifetime Achievement Award and the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Award.

DeAngelis is often asked to speak and consult with schools and communities as they recover from acts of mass violence. He currently serves as a consultant for safety and emergency management for the Jeffco School District in Colorado and continues to deliver speeches in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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