BES assistant principal goes to high school
Post Independent Staff
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – When Basalt Elementary School assistant principal Paul Freeman reports for work for the 2003-04 school year, he’ll still be an assistant principal, but he’ll be on new school grounds, interacting with an older group of students.
On Tuesday, Fred Wall, superintendent of Roaring Fork School District Re-1, announced Freeman’s appointment as assistant principal of Glenwood Springs High School.
Freeman’s appointment is part of a game of round-robin going on within the district.
Freeman will take over assistant principal duties at Glenwood High from Sonya Hemmen, who was appointed principal of Glenwood Springs Elementary School. She replaces Jim Phillips, who is retiring at the end of this school year.
Wall said searches are now under way for a principal for Carbondale Elementary to replace Bill Alley, who is moving to Wyoming to accept the principal post at South Elementary School in Lander, Wyo., and for an assistant principal at Basalt Elementary School.
Wall said he is excited to see Freeman take the assistant principal job at Glenwood High.
“It’s going to be inspiring and interesting,” Wall said of Freeman’s new role at the high school.
Freeman graduated from the University of London with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education. He is currently completing his doctorate in education at Lincoln University in England.
Freeman began teaching social studies at a London high school in 1977, and became a high school administrator there in 1986. He has also worked as an educational consultant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in Singapore.
“I’m excited to get Paul into Glenwood Springs High School,” said Wall. “His experiences in high school in England are really going to give the building an international twist.”
Freeman and his wife, Barbara, moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2001. They have two children, ages 4 and 6.
Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518
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