Eleven teachers join school system
Craig — The Moffat County School District has welcomed new staff members for the upcoming school year. Following is a description of the new employees:
Darcy Camilletti joined Moffat County High School (MCHS) to teach agricultural business and social studies. This is her first year teaching after receiving a degree from Colorado State University (CSU) and working at Monfort, Inc. She is the former executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce.
Sylvia Duncan also began at MCHS this year where she and her husband are English teachers. She was born in Indiana and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University and moved to Steamboat Springs two years ago. Her son, Andrew, is entering the University of Colorado in Boulder this fall as a freshman.
After receiving her master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Kylee Dutcher and her husband are looking forward to making Craig their home. She is a first-year speech and language therapy teacher at Ridgeview and Sunset elementary schools. Born and raised in Hershey, Neb., she was graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Rebecca Field is excited to be back teaching in Craig after a six-year absence. She taught seventh- and eighth-grade science at Craig Middle School (CMS) from 1984-93 and is back with the chalk and gradebook as the eighth-grade science teacher at CMS. Born in Russell, Minn., she was graduated from South Dakota State University in 1983 and moved to Craig in January of 1984. She took a break from teaching in order to stay home with her children, Andrew, a third-grader at Ridgeview, and Jordan, a kindergarten student at Ridgeview. She is married to Doug Field who is a high school science teacher.
Darlene Finley is a new part of the youth care center as she teaches special education at the junior high and high school levels. She grew up in Walden, Colo., and graduated with an education degree in December 1998. She has been a para-professional in an educational setting and a social worker for 20 years. For several years she has been involved in the public arena in an educational setting and has lived in Wyoming until recently and is excited about returning to Colorado to live and teach. Finley is also a traveler as her journeys have led her throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The new principal of East Elementary School is Guy Gladden. Gladden comes to Craig with 22 years of public education experience; 12 years of teaching in grades kindergarten through 12th and 10 years of administrative experience in the same grade levels. He has worked mostly on the Western Slope of Colorado in rural communities. Gladden and his wife, Linda, an impressionist style artist whose medium is oil, have three grown children and are both happy to be living in Craig and they look forward to being a part of the community.
Jon Hoggie has begun his teaching career at MCHS. A recent graduate of Utah State University with a degree in agricultural education, Hoggie teaches vocational agriculture. He and his wife, Ashlee, have a son, Carter, and they enjoy farming, ranching and the outdoors. They came from Cache County, Utah.
Dr. Jim Jordan is the new district psychologist. His past educational experiences include an instructor of political science and language arts, a counselor and administrator. He received a bachelor of science from Ohio University, a master of education from Xavier University and his doctorate from the University of Mississippi and has worked in Ohio, Wyoming and Colorado. He and his wife, Pam, have one son, Brian, who graduated from MCHS in 1991.
After one year at Hayden Middle School and four years in Meeker, Karen Rohnke joins the staff at Craig Intermediate School (CIS) as a sixth-grade social studies and language arts instructor. She was born and raised in Craig, received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado and her master of arts from the University of Northern Colorado.
Rob Sanders is the new assistant principal and athletic director at MCHS. He comes to Craig with six years experience and he grew up in northern Wyoming. After attending the University of Northern Colorado, Sanders taught two years of high school social studies in south Texas, and two years of special education and served as principal for the seventh through 12th grade in Cheyenne Wells, Colo.
The new fifth-grade special education aide is Nancy Simons. Before CIS, Simons taught at Ombudsmen last year, 13 years in the high school special education department and 13 years in elementary resource. She moved here from central California in 1996 and worked as a counselor for drug and alcohol education and therapy for adults and adolescents in Craig and Steamboat Springs.
Some students are choosing to chart their own course after graduation, bucking the conventional path of college or trade school, but with no less ambition than their degree-seeking peers. Moffat County High School senior Tyler Gonzales is one such student, who has chosen to dive into a full-time job at Chaos Ink after graduating and feed his passion for design and entrepreneurialism.