HSCSD1 Administration

There are three schools in our district, Ralph Witters Elementary (grades K-4), Thermopolis Middle School (grades 5-8) and Thermopolis High School (grades 9-12). All of our schools are fully accredited by the Wyoming State Board of Education and the North Central Association. Our district is known for its friendly, caring schools. With a total district enrollment of fewer than 700 students, we are afforded the time and resources it takes to give each student the personalized attention that he or she deserves to find success.

Superintendent
Admin Staff
Dustin Hunt
Dustin Hunt
Superintendent
District
Welcome to the Superintendent’s Page! Hot Springs County School District #1 has amazing students, staff, administrators, and parent partnerships. Our district facilities are outstanding and continue to be a source of community pride. The District believes that student learning is our fundamental purpose in addition to building collaborative relationships and focusing on results for our students.

A seven-member Board of Trustees that is committed to excellence, is goal-oriented and bases their decisions simply on what is best for our students serves HSCSD #1. I applaud their work, their commitment to community service, and their investment in children, our most precious resource.

One of my greatest comforts and pleasures is to know that the outstanding team of teachers and staff of Hot Springs County School District #1 faithfully serve the students of Hot Springs County including my own. We simply could not ask for a better team of professionals, to help build our children’s futures.

About Me: I grew up in a small town in Idaho before attending the University of Montana Western where I earned a Bachelor of Science in education in Health, Physical Education, and Social Studies. In addition to earning my degree, I was also a member of the UMW football team during my time at the University of Montana Western.

During my teaching career I was blessed to teach high school health and physical education, and elementary physical education. I also served as the district athletic director and the head coach for both football and wrestling.

When I chose to continue my growth as an educator, I pursued my Master’s Degree in educational administration. Following the completion of that degree, I was given the wonderful opportunity to come to Thermopolis as the principal of Hot Springs County High School. Working with the tremendous high school staff and students will be memories that I will always cherish.

Since 2011, I have been truly honored to serve the Thermopolis community as the Superintendent of Schools. Thermopolis has tremendous pride in its students, schools, and the community itself. There is simply no other place I would rather live and raise my family, which includes my wife Heidi and our four children.

If I can ever be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact my office and I will do my very best to assist you. GO BOBCATS!!!

Dustin Hunt

Superintendent
Hot Springs County School District #1
Ruby Andreen
Ruby Andreen
Bookkeeper
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Jere Apland
Jere Apland
Maintenance Director
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Joseph Arnold
Joe Arnold
Admin Custodian
Admin
Phone: 307-864-6580
Sierra Barber
Sierra Barber
Speech Pathologist
District
Phone: 307-864-6561
Veva Blakesley
Veva Blakesley
Payroll & Benefits
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Jennifer Cheney
Jennifer Cheney
Community Support
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
David Duncan
David Duncan
School Psychologist
District
Phone: 307-864-6528
Kathy Groh
Kathy Groh
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
District
Phone: 307-864-6515
Rick Groh
Rick Groh
Technology Specialist
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Dustin Hunt
Dustin Hunt
Superintendent
District
Phone: 307-864-6515
Chauncy Johnson
Chauncy Johnson
Business Manager
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Kimberly Jones
Kim Jones
Lead Case Manager
District
Phone: 307-864-6528
Alyssa Mascorro
Alyssa Mascorro
Administrative Assistant
District
Phone: 307-864-6687
Lonnie Music
Lonnie Music
Occupational Therapist (OT)
District
Phone: 307-864-6561
Ryan O'Connor
Ryan O'Connor
Speech Language Pathologist
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Kristin Ryan
Kristin Ryan
Special Education Director
District
Phone: 307-864-6528
Julia Scott
Julia Scott
Lights On Program Coordinator
District
Phone: 856-655-8612
Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor
Technology Director
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Brenda Turner
Brenda Turner
Bookkeeper
District
Phone: 307-864-6580
Rick Welfl
Rick Welfl
Maintenance / Receiving
District
Phone: 307-864-6580