Board to consider assistant superintendent

The Moffat County Board of Education will have an opportunity to approve the hiring of two key positions in the district Monday night.

Joel Sheridan will be recommended as assistant to the superintendent of schools and Diana Cook will be recommended as principal at East Elementary school.

Sheridan was Moffat County High School principal from 1990 to 2000.

In 2000 he took a job as assistant superintendent in Aspen.

This year in Aspen Sheridan served as interim superintendent of the district similar to the role Pete Bergmann filled in the Moffat County School District this year due to the departure of former superintendent Duane Wrightson.

"He is very well qualified for the position," said Bergmann, who was recently named superintendent of the Moffat County School District. "He has all the qualities we're looking for in an assistant superintendent."

It is a benefit to Moffat County Schools that Sheridan has significant experience already in the district, Bergmann said.

"He is committed to the community of Craig and to developing the best educational goals for the district," he said. "I feel very confident in working with Joel. It's important that the superintendent and assistant superintendent have a strong working relationship."

Bergmann said the district would be hiring a committed employee.

"His desire is to come back to Craig and he is committed to staying here and working until he retires," he said.

Bergmann said he is still finalizing the responsibilities that will be asked of Sheridan, but said a few of the responsibilities will include curriculum and staff development, personnel issues and grant writing.

Cook, who served as dean of students at Sunset Elementary School this year, will be recommended as principal at East Elementary School.

She will replace Guy Gladden, who resigned earlier this year.

The principal's job at East Elementary School will be a return home for Cook, who taught at the school for 12 years.

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