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Bozeman principal search to end in the next two weeks

Posted: 6:54 PM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 20:54:56-05

BOZEMAN, Mont.- The Bozeman School District will work next week to decide who will be the two new high school principals.

On Thursday night, the 6 finalists for the positions met with the public to answer questions for the last part of the search process.

Now that the interviews are complete, the district will use the written comments from the public and hiring committee teams to decide who will be the next principal of the current high school as well as the new one set to open in September of 2020.

“That is just a lot of stuff to look at,” said Bozeman Public School Superintendent Dr. Rob Watson. “We will spend a few days looking through all of that. We will also do some reference checks and then once we make a decision it will go to the School Board. The School Board has the final say, I anticipate that will happen February 25th.”

Below is a list of the finalists provided from the school district:

2019 High School Principal Candidates

Renee Devore-Principal at Deer Path Middle School, West Lake Forest, Illinois-2012-2018.

Principal at El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo, CA-2008-2012.

Assistant Principal at El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo, CA-2007-2008.

English Teacher-Mission Bay High School, San Diego, CA-2004-2007.

Undergraduate education-Southern New Hampshire University

Masters Degrees-Educational Leadership-San Diego State University

Sarah Hays-Principal at Emily Dickinson Elementary School, Bozeman, Montana from 2013-Present.

Assistant Principal Bozeman High School-2012-2013

Curriculum Director Bozeman Public Schools-2010-2012

English and Math Teacher, Bozeman High School-1993-2010

Undergraduate education-Montana State University

Masters Degrees-Curriculum and Instruction, Montana State University, Administrative Endorsement, University of Montana.

Dan Mills-Assistant Principal at Troy, Michigan Athens High School from 2015- Present.  English Teacher/Department Chair 2007-2015 at Athens High School, Troy, Michigan.

Undergraduate education-Michigan State University, University of Michigan-Flint

Masters Degrees-English, Oakland University, Rochester, MI,  Education Specialist, Oakland University.

Justin Helvik-Principal 6-12 at Three Forks School District, Three Forks, Montana from 2014-Present.

Middle School Principal, Frank Brattin Middle School, Colstrip, MT-2011-2014.

High School and Middle School Science Teacher, Harlowton, MT-2006-2011.

Undergraduate education-Rocky Mountain College

Masters Degrees-Educational Leadership-Montana State University

Educational Specialist Degree-Montana State University

Bert Horsley-Assistant Principal Belgrade High School, Belgrade, Montana-2014-Present.

Special Education Teacher-Belgrade High School-2012-2014.

Special Education Teacher-Belgrade Middle School-2010-2012.

Co-Chair Special Education Department, E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg, Virginia-2007-2010.

Special Education Teacher-E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg, Virginia-2004-2007.

Undergraduate education-University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Masters Degrees-Special Education-LIberty University, Richmond, VA. Educational Leadership-Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA.

Erica Schnee-Assistant Principal, Bozeman High School, Bozeman, MT-2015-Present.

Social Studies Department Chair-Bozeman High School-2010-2015.

Social Studies Teacher-Bozeman High School-2006-2015.

Social Studies Teacher-Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Colorado-1998-2006.

Undergraduate education-Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Graduate degrees-Educational Administration, University of Phoenix, Lone Tree, Colorado.