Dave Lindenberg, former principal of Kathryn Senor Elementary, will become assistant superintendent beginning July 1, Garfield School District Re-2 announced.
Lindenberg will fill a position that was vacated earlier this month by Brad Ray, who is leaving Garfield Re-2 to become principal at Underwood Elementary in Parachute’s Garfield District 16.
“This is an exciting opportunity to have a broader role and greater impact on the kids and staff in Garfield Re-2,” said Lindenberg. “Taking on this position allows me to progress down the road toward becoming a superintendent some day, and I am thrilled to be able to do that in Garfield Re-2.”
Prior to his nine years at the helm of Kathryn Senor Elementary, he was the assistant principal at Glenwood Springs Elementary.
Lindenberg holds a Bachelors of Science in psychology from Valparaiso Univeristy, a Master of Science in education with an emphasis in school psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and received his school principal licensure from Adams State College. He also has many years of experience as both a school psychologist and counseling in private practice.
Among his primary responsibilities will be overseeing the implementation of Senate Bill 191, the teacher accountability measure passed by the State Legislature in 2010, along with other state reform measures, principal and administrator mentorship, and assisting with the daily operations of the district.
“We are excited to have Dave make the transition to the next phase of his career here in Garfield Re-2,” said Garfield Re-2 Superintendent Susan Birdsey. “As a principal in our district, he brings a wealth of experience. He has shown great leadership at KSE, a dedication to excellence and a depth of knowledge that will help Garfield Re-2 continue to encourage, nurture and challenge our students and staff every day on our quest to become a high-achieving, high-growth district.”