To the Editor: New BHS leadership announced

The following announcement was made via ParentSquare on Wednesday, April 17, by outgoing Burroughs High School Principal Bryan Auld:

As was previously announced, I will transition to the district office to serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources after this school year. In addition to my move, it was recently announced that current Assistant Principal Cody Pearce will serve as the principal of Murray Middle School next year. This had left two of the three administrative positions open for the 2019-2020 school year. During this time of significant transition in administration, it has been the district’s intention to make sure Burroughs High School has a strong and experienced administrative team in place. We are excited to announce that we have accomplished this goal and that we are finally ready to announce the new administrative team.

Joshua Aston will serve as an assistant principal. He is currently serving as a high school principal in Idaho. In addition to administrative experience, Aston has served as a history teacher, athletic director and coach for many different athletic teams. He and his family plan to move to Ridgecrest this summer after he completes his current commitment to his school and district.

Burroughs High School alumnus and veteran science teacher Chris Ostermann will serve as assistant principal. He has been a member of the Science Department for several decades and, most recently, has served as an instructional coach and has spent many hours working in the office helping with administrative tasks. Ostermann is well known to both staff and students and has significant experience and training in curriculum development and instructional strategies. We are excited to have him join the administrative team and we are very confident that he will continue to serve the students, staff and community well in this new role.

Current assistant principal and long-time teacher Carrie Cope will be the next principal of Burroughs High School. Cope is also an alumna who has spent her career serving the Burroughs community. She has extensive experience and training in all facets of school leadership.

In addition, as a life-long Ridgecrest resident and someone who has worked at the high school for 24 years, she understands the needs of our community and is also 100 percent committed to Burroughs High School. She has both the skills and experience to be a great leader. However, it is her community commitment and insight with regard to the unique needs of our students and community that make her the best choice for the position. We are very confident that she will be successful as the next principal of Burroughs High School.

Bryan Auld

Story First Published: 2019-04-19