Weld 8 Community and Middle School Community,
I want to provide information to you regarding some personnel changes that have occurred. After discussions, Candace Kensinger, our Middle School Principal, has made a decision to move into retirement effective November 25, 2018. I want to say thank you to her for her efforts over her tenure at the Middle School. She is a huge reason the Middle School is recognized by AVID as a Distinction School as well as 2011 National Middle School of the Year. She was working on a retirement contract this school year according to Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association.
Brian Shanahan will now be the Interim Principal, stepping up from Assistant Principal. Warren Wood will continue in the Dean of Students role with some added responsibilities. Miranda Pickering, Instructional Coach at Butler Elementary will now be the Interim Assistant Principal in charge of Instruction and Learning. I want to thank each of these three for their commitment to providing leadership to the middle school moving forward. I believe in the middle school staff and students and am excited to be a part of a change opportunity.