SHERIDAN — The match of musical chairs amongst the administrative ranks at Sheridan County Faculty District 2 developed another winner and one more emptiness lately, as district officials introduced Tuesday the using the services of of a new principal at Meadowlark Elementary University.
According to the announcement, existing Highland Park Elementary School Principal Scott Cleland will shift in excess of to direct the team at Meadowlark for the future 2021-22 faculty year. The SCSD2 Board of Trustees accepted the using the services of at its Could 17 workshop.
“Scott Cleland is an fantastic educator,” stated Scott Stults, SCSD2 assistant superintendent of instruction and human methods. “Through his do the job at Highland Park, Scott has proven that he can provide a group of professionals with each other as a cohesive unit, with a positive, nurturing concentration on scholar advancement and discovering.”
Cleland’s academic occupation spans in excess of two decades, with the 44-12 months-old principal’s qualifications together with 10 decades teaching in Colorado prior to coming to Sheridan, the place he taught for two decades at Highland Park. He then served as an administrator at Woodland Park Elementary and Sheridan Large College, in advance of returning to Highland Park as its principal for the past seven years.
“I really appear forward to signing up for the Meadowlark crew,” reported Cleland, a spouse and father of two, both of whom go to SCSD2. “My goal is to draw on the challenging get the job done the Bobcat staff and students have currently carried out. I think that alongside one another we will keep on to build great alternatives for college students to shine and mature in our neighborhood.”
“The personnel at Meadowlark has developed an ecosystem of high expectations for discovering and continued advancement, and I come with these exact anticipations for our college students and employees,” he added.
Apart from his do the job in the classroom and as an administrator, Cleland has coached youth soccer and wrestling, and is at present an assistant wrestling mentor at SHS.
Cleland claimed he’s energized about the new challenges for switching buildings and hunting ahead to the chance at Meadowlark, a vacancy made when outgoing Principal Christy Spielman was promoted to the exact same position at Sheridan Junior Significant University.
“Certainly, it began with Craig’s (Dougherty) retirement,” Stults claimed, with Dougherty established to action down from his situation as SCSD2 superintendent helpful June 30.
Earlier this calendar year, Stults was picked to thrive Dougherty, with SJHS Principal Rebecca Adsit afterwards promoted to Stults’ part as assistant superintendent. That opened up a new role for Spielman.
Now, with Cleland’s using the services of at Meadowlark, the newly established opening at Highland Park is the only administrative emptiness that continues to be at SCSD2.
Nevertheless, there will be a single new experience amid the administrative ranks for 2021-22, with Michael Carnes, at the moment the principal at Middletown Region Superior School in Middletown, Pennsylvania, set to be successful interim Principal Brian Lawson at SHS.
Stults claimed the total of shuffling of directors this year is unquestionably “not the norm” but has opened up new chances for existing district leaders, allowing for them to locate new experienced problems without obtaining to go somewhere else.
“We try to acquire leaders in just our ranks,” Stults reported. “We need to have the correct people on the bus, and we need the suitable persons in the suitable places.
“We know it is essential to have the most effective and brightest academics in our classrooms training our little ones. Next to that is our making management.”
District officials count on to full the hiring method for the principal placement at Highland Park by mid-June.