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Moffat County School District names new principals at Ridgeview Elementary and Moffat County High School

The Moffat County Board of Education approved, on Thursday night, the appointment of John Haddan to become principal of Ridgeview Elementary School and Tim McNerney to become principal of Moffat County High School.

The positions opened up with the departures of Kelly McCormick, who had served as high school principal, and Amber Clark, who had been principal of Ridgeview Elementary School.

Haddan takes on the Ridgeview principal’s post after serving for two years as assistant principal and athletic director at Craig Middle School.

“The Ridgeview staff has done a fine job for a lot of years,” Haddan said after Thursday’s meeting. “Our kids attended Ridgeview Elementary. And when I interviewed there I got a good sense of community at the building, and I was really excited to get started there.”

About 10 Ridgeview staff members attended the special meeting Thursday night in the board room of the administration building, expressing enthusiasm at the choice of Haddan.

“I’m excited that he’ll be a good fit for Ridgeview,” said Katie Wheeler, a Ridgeview Elementary School first-grade teacher.

David Ulrich, the new superintendent of Moffat County School District, extolled both Haddan and McNerney.

About Haddan, he noted the “connection that Mr. Haddan was able to make specifically with our teacher and parent group.” About McNerney, not present at Thursday’s meeting, Ulrich observed exceptional “enthusiasm from his references.”

Ulrich said McNerney comes to the high school after serving as assistant principal at Green Mountain High School, in Jefferson County Public Schools in Lakewood.

Board President Darrell Camilletti said discussions are slated to take place to determine if Haddan will also take on the role of principal for Maybell Elementary School. That’s a duty that was held by Clark, the previous Ridgeview Elementary School principal.

Camilletti also announced that Tara Cornett, administrative assistant to the superintendent and secretary to the board of education, would be leaving her post later this month.

Contact Michael Neary at 970-875-1794 or Contact Michael Neary at 970-875-1794 or mneary@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Education.Contact Michael Neary at 970-875-1794 or mneary@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Education.


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