School board names new administrators for RMS and Rendezvous School

Apr 25, 2013 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

New administration, faculty and staff contracts were awarded Tuesday during the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees regular meeting.

Contracts were approved for Brant Nyberg for the Riverton Middle School assistant principal position and to Jeff Sandlian as the Rendezvous Elementary assistant principal, both for the 2013-2014 school year.

Superintendent Terry Snyder commended both for their hard work and "perfect fit" for the positions.

"He's a young man with a lot of skills (and it's) an excellent opportunity for him," Snyder said of Sandlian. "We think he's going to be able to provide a lot of instructional leadership and positive energy."

Nyberg's middle school and high school experience, Snyder said, will aid him in working with the students, parents and especially with high-risk students who may face expulsion.

"We truly believe he's the right fit and really look forward to what he can bring to the middle school," Snyder said. "He's also one that had a clear focus on his future and career path that he wanted to follow."

The new assistant principal for Riverton High School has not been selected.

Interview teams also recommended the board approve contracts for Cree Nuendorf as Alternative School language arts teacher, Tonisha Burden as teacher of the hearing impaired, Keith Brauneis as the Riverton High School assistant football coach, Necole Sanderson as Jackson Elementary reading coach, and Zachary Even as Aspen Park Elementary art teacher.

The board approved all the contracts.

Snyder recommended the board accept the resignations of Derek Watson as RHS assistant varsity football coach, Douglas Elgin as TLQ and Title IV coordinator, Kim Krieger as RHS language arts teacher, and Rendezvous behavior resource room teacher Leslie Schafer-Myers.

Retiring at the end of the year are Joe Cassinat and Beverly Elgin, the RMS band aid and Ashgrove paraprofessional, respectively.

Other business

The expulsion of a middle school student for bullying was approved by the board as well. The student will not be attending school for the remainder of the current semester, nor for the fall semester of this fall.

A bid for the district's food service management program also was approved by the board Tuesday night. The five-year contract, which must be renewed annually, was awarded to Chartwells. The former food service, Lunch Time Solutions, had contracted with the school for the past seven years. Chartwells offered the lowest bid and will continue following federal guidelines to provide quality food to students of the district, Snyder said.

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