Glendive schools faced with recruiting several teachers, principals for 2014-15
By Jason Stuart
Ranger-Review Staff Writer
Glendive Public Schools will be on the hunt for a bevy of new staff members this spring and summer.
“With the number of people we’re going to have to hire this year, between the retirements and people who are moving on to other places, we’re going to have a busy summer,” said Superintendent Ross Farber.
The school system is facing a total of six teacher retirements. The teachers who have submitted their retirement paperwork to date are Doug Selvig, Richy Powell, Sue Peterson, Sharon Lindquist, Karen Shaide and Norma McNiven.
Longtime Dawson County High School Principal Bruce Clausen is also retiring. Clausen has been at DCHS for 20 years, 18 of those as principal.
The school system is also likely losing Washington Middle School Principal Dinny Bennett. Bennett confirmed he has been offered and has accepted the superintendent’s job in Forsyth.
Bennett is still awaiting approval from the Forsyth Board of Trustees however, and so declined to comment further about his probable departure. The Forsyth board is scheduled to vote on his hiring Tuesday.
In addition to the teacher retirements and the loss of Clausen and Bennett, Farber said the school system could lose “as many as four to five” other teachers who are leaving to take other jobs.
Farber has already been actively hitting the job fair circuit to try to recruit replacements for the positions coming open.
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