School District 2 Proposes to Teach the Teachers

Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Telling Sheridan County legislators that School District 2 wants to be part of the solution, District Superintendent Craig Dougherty Wednesday said the district wants to provide a pilot teachers college and a pilot principals academy for Wyoming.

Dougherty said the model for teaching would be based on a model District 2 has developed to internally train its own teachers and principals. Dougherty introduced Assistant Superintendent Scott Stults to talk about the proposed principals academy.

Stults said the Number One factor in a child's education, seven times greater than all the others combined, is the teacher. He said Number Two is the principal, who is the building leader.

Stults said the district wants to share its knowledge for the benefit of all schools in Wyoming. Dougherty said District 2 has given its proposals for the teachers college and principals academy to Gov. Matt Mead and to the Wyoming Department of Education. He said District 2 is eager to take on both proposals.

Dougherty said District 2 has demonstrated its qualifications, including having the highest academic achievement in Wyoming every year from 2012 through 2016.

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District 2 Assistant Administrator Scott Stults. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Legislators from left, Sen. Dave Kinskey and Reps. Bruce Burns, Mark Kinner, Mark Jennings and Bo Biteman. (Photo by Pat Blair)