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Superintendent, principals all rehired by District 25

Feb 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

A new choir director also has been hired, effective Monday, to fill an unexpected vacancy in the high school and middle school programs.

Contracts for superintendent Terry Snyder and other Riverton school administrators have been approved for the 2015-2016 school year.

Snyder joined School District 25 in the 2011-2012 school year.

School board chairman Larry Christensen praised Snyder and thorough, informed and responsive to the board.

"I'm truly blessed to be here," Snyder said. "I'm looking forward to it."

New contracts for the 2014-2015 school year also were approved Tuesday for JoAnne Flanagan, assistant superintendent; Michael Collins, business manager; Dallas Myers, special services and alternative school director; John Griffith, high school principal; Reggie Miller, assistant high school principal; Jeremy Hill, assistant high school principal and activities director; Cheryl Mowry, middle school principal; Brant Nyberg, assistant middle school principal; Sheryl Esposito, Rendezvous elementary principal; Jeffrey Sandlian, Rendezvous elementary assistant principal; Alleta Baltes, Ashgrove elementary principal; Andrea Verosky, Aspen Park elementary principal; Curt Collins, Jackson elementary principal; Myron Peabody, technology director; Barry Capellen, transportation supervisor; Larry Hartwell, supervisor of buildings and grounds; Diana Cooper, supervisor of aquatic center; Candace McCue, executive assistant; and Karen Wardner, personnel manager.

Choir vacancy filled

A new contract also was offered to Jon Marquez as the Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School choir teacher, effective Monday, Feb. 17.

Marquez recently completed his student teaching in Omaha, Neb.

Marquez is a graduate of Chadron State College in Nebraska, where he was a paraprofessional in the music department at the Chadron Middle School and high school for four years.

"The Chadron music teacher that he worked with shared that Jon was more a team teacher than a para, and when he left, many parents called the school board to get him back, but funding did not allow it," a letter of introduction for Marquez reads.

Snyder said there were two "excellent" applicants for the position. Marquez expedited his arrival in Riverton.