Head of School
Philip Werline, EdD 
PJW FAMI am honored to be part of Juniper School's INCREDIBLE community.  I started my educational career nearly twenty years ago as a volunteer soccer coach.  Since then, I have served as a science and technology teacher, coach and sponsor of a variety of sports and clubs, and a school leader in the Denver area.

As an undergrad, I studied physics at the University of Missouri and history and communication at William Jewell College where I played soccer and ran the college radio station.   I earned two master's degrees from the University of South Florida in Exceptional Student Education and Educational Leadership and a doctorate from the University of Colorado in Leadership for Educational Equity completing my dissertation on STEM instruction.  I am honored to be a 2022-23 finalist for Colorado Principal of the Year and as the board vice-president of the Powerhouse Science Museum.
I enjoy skiing, soccer, computer games, dreaming about completing my science fiction novel, and spending time with my family.  
Assistant Head of School
Kristin Harmon
KristinMy name is Kristin Harmon and I am the Assistant Head of School at the Juniper School.  I am so excited about this school year!  I have lived in Durango for 28 years and consider this place home.  I have raised my 18 year old son Cyrus here and we love being a part of the Durango community.  I have a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and truly love working with children.  As we establish our relationship as partners in your child’s learning, I encourage you to  feel free to contact me at any time so that we can start to build a strong connection.  I consider it a privilege to work with you and your child!