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Kelly McCormick hired as Moffat County High School principal

New educator to relocate from Delta

The new principal for Moffat County High School has been selected.

Kelly McCormick, of Delta, will be filling the position that current Principal Thom Schnellinger will be vacating at the end of June.

McCormick, who will be at MCHS Friday, has two years of experience as the assistant principal of Delta Middle School and another two years with Delta High School, currently working at the latter. He has a bachelor's degree from Western State Colorado University and a master's degree from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

During his time in Craig interviewing for the MCHS job, he said the size of DHS was "comparable" to MCHS, which will make adjusting to the new location easier.

He also has familiarity with the MCHS campus as a result of bringing Delta's football, basketball and track teams to Craig events.

McCormick said he hopes to bring a great deal of energy to the job.

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"I'm still pretty young in the education realm, and I hope that gives me a fresh perspective on things so that we're not always doing things the same way they've been done for 25 years prior," he said. "You've got to be on the edge of innovation if you're going to get somewhere. Of course, I have high expectations for the students and teachers, as well."

Brent Curtice, superintendent-elect for Moffat County School District, said he is "really pleased" about McCormick's hiring.

"I think he brings a level of energy and excitement that will ensure our school's going to go to new levels of engagement and rigor," Curtice said.

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Education.