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Interim Moffat County High School principal hard at work

Principal Craig Crebar.

The new principal at Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School has something in common with Craig — his name. has something in common with Craig — his name.

Moffat County High School has something in common with Craig — his name.

Craig Crebar is the new interim MCHS principal, pending approval by the Moffat County School District Board of Education during their regular meeting on Aug. 25. He will act as interim principal for the 2016-17 school year.

Crebar recently retired as superintendent of the Anchorage Alaska School DistrictAnchorage Alaska School District. However, he and his wife, Claire Crebar, have Colorado ties with a home and family in Fort Collins. He started work Monday in preparation for the new school year, which starts on Aug. 29.. However, he and his wife, Claire Crebar, have Colorado ties with a home and family in Fort Collins. He started work Monday in preparation for the new school year, which starts on Aug. 29.

Anchorage Alaska School District. However, he and his wife, Claire Crebar, have Colorado ties with a home and family in Fort Collins. He started work Monday in preparation for the new school year, which starts on Aug. 29.

"I believe in giving kids new opportunities and teachers support through world class feedback," Crebar said. "For me, the students are the rage on the stage and the teachers the guides on the sides."

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MCSD Superintendent David Ulrich boasted excitement about the new principal.

"We wanted someone with a long history of leadership," Ulrich said.

Crebar brings 29 years of leadership experience to his new position.

"We needed confidence that our interim high school principal would walk the walk," Ulrich said. "He has a deep background in leadership including previous experience as a high school principal and most recently in the (school district) office."

Crebar replaces former high school principal Kelly McCormick who left early this summer. McCormick was principal for two years.

Originally the school district offered the position to Tim McNerneythe position to Tim McNerney from Jefferson County School District who declined the offer due to family circumstances. from Jefferson County School District who declined the offer due to family circumstances.

the position to Tim McNerney from Jefferson County School District who declined the offer due to family circumstances.

The school district then decided to hire an interim principal, providing more time for a complete search.

"This opportunity was very fortuitous as we were looking for a rural Colorado town where we would be able to complete our careers and retire," Crebar said. "I'll spend this year learning what the students and parents want."

School board members, staff, parents and the community are invited to meet Crebar and the soon-to-be-named new athletic director at a meet and greet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the second floor commons area at MCHS on Aug. 10.

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