I have the honor and privilege of being the 5th-12th grade principal in Hot Springs County School District #1. We have around 200 students total in our high school, about 50 per grade level. Our students are hard working, demonstrate great citizenship and many are proud participants in Bobcat athletics and activities!
Being both middle school and high school principal I have the leadership task of creating a bridge to sustain our professional learning community goals of higher levels of learning for all students.
I have the unique opportunity of being a principal in my hometown. I am actually a fifth generation Hot Springs County resident and take great pride in being part of creating a quality educational environment for the next generation.
Prior to becoming principal I was the Hot Springs County School District Instructional Facilitator/Director of Instructional Technology. This work included developing the Digital Educator Leadership Team (DELT) and building a collaborative culture around technology integration in the classroom.
Over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed a number of work assignments as an educator. I had the privilege of being an adjunct professor at Lesley University working with teachers earning their master’s degrees. This allowed me to travel to over 15 states and teach hundreds of teachers in a weekend format for ten years. Each Lesley University assignment was in a school setting with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Through these travels, I realized how fortunate we are in Wyoming to have up to date modern school facilities and educational resources.
I was also a teacher in Campbell County School District for three years, teaching 9th grade Social Studies and 7th/8th-grade Reading Strategies at Sage Valley Junior High. This experience gave me an opportunity to grow as a classroom teacher and realize how much I enjoyed helping students transition between middle and high school, it is a critical time for students!
Hot Springs County High School is focused on student learning. As a student-centered school, we work hard to ensure all students are learning every day. It is a privilege to provide leadership at Hot Springs County High School!