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Three in field to fill school board vacancy; other staff moves set

May 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is seeking a new member after the resignation this year of former trustee Greg Ashdown.

Ashdown was transferred to Billings, Mont., by his employer and no longer sits on the board.

Trustees said they would like to find his replacement by June. They plan to interview three Riverton applicants this week: Joseph Pepper, Jody Ray and Aaron Carr.

Assistant principal

The board approved a recommendation this week to hire Reggie Miller as the new Riverton High School assistant principal for the 2013-2014 school year.

Miller will replace John Griffith, who is taking the position of principal for the coming year. He moved up to the spot after Joanne Flanagan was hired as assistant superintendent this spring. She replaced Kim McKinnon, who earlier in the year announced his plans to retire this summer.

Other changes

Board members approved six contracts for new teachers and staff members throughout the district this week: Tiffany Linck will be the district-wide adaptive physical educator, Meagan Reddon and Misty Smith were hired as English and language arts teachers at RHS, Patrina Murfitt is the newest special education teacher at Rendezvous Elementary School, Tacy Thornley will work in Rendezvous' behavior resource room, and Angela Holstedt will go to the resource room at Ashgrove Elementary School.

Lynn Finch, Amanda Piercy and Chrisy DeLorme also were hired as paraprofessionals.

The board accepted two resignations and two retirement requests as well. The resignations came from Jerod Ready, who held a fourth grade teaching position at Rendezvous, and Sarah Hughes, who was a learning resource teacher at Aspen Park Elementary School. Retirement announcements came from vocal music teacher Pat Dalton and Rendezvous special education teacher Donna Finch.

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