Moffat County High School Principal Kyle York to resign after 2 years |

Moffat County High School Principal Kyle York to resign after 2 years

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Moffat County High School Principal Kyle York, pictured in 2017, will leave his position following the 2019-20 school year.
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Moffat County High School Bulldogs will see new leadership next year as Principal Kyle York has decided he will not return for the 2019-20 school year.

After the 2019 school year ends, the MCHS principal of two years and his family, plan to move back to Colorado Springs in pursuit of a “new business venture,” in addition to York serving as a school administrator there locally, York said by email Thursday.

Superintendent David Ulrich said York made a lasting impact on the high school during his short tenure. 

“When he came on, he immediately identified student engagement as an issue that he wanted to tackle,” Ulrich said. “That’s really one of his biggest strengths. He was really able to analyze where he could work with the teachers and the high school to make the greatest impact.”

During his time at the high school, York and his staff were able to solidify YES Opportunity School’s EARSS Grant award of nearly $1 million to fund additional education and support services for recently expelled students and those at risk of expulsion.

Through York’s drive to form community partnerships, two high-achieving students were rewarded with new cars from local dealerships.

“I hope my contributions will continue to provide shared leadership at the high school, continuation of the three pillars, continuation of the bronze, silver and gold card holder program, Victory Motors and Cook Chevrolet end-of-year car drawing for students with stellar performance, and that all staff and students will continue to ‘Aspire to Excellence,’” York said.

The student body left the principal with memories which will last a lifetime, he said.

“What I would say to students, staff, and parents is continue to aspire to excellence,” he said. “Solid foundations have been built these past couple years and the future is bright in Moffat County High School.”

As York’s chapter in Craig comes to a close, the search for the next MCHS principal has already begun, Ulrich said. 

On Sunday, April 28, Ulrich and his staff plan to host a meet-and-greet event to allow members of the community an opportunity to meet candidates for the MCHS principal position. More details on the event will be announced in the coming days. 

“I think the biggest thing folks need to know is that it’s business as usual,” Ulrich said. “Kyle is in good standing and he’s going to finish out the year with us and we’re going to follow our process to find a great new principal for the high school.”

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