The Natrona County School District has announced five prospective candidates to replace retiring Kelly Walsh principal Brad Diller.
The district will host a moderated forum for the candidates — four of whom are educators in the district — at the high school at 7 p.m. Thursday. The district wants parents and community members to provide questions ahead of time for the prospective candidates.
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Diller announced his retirement last year. He was principal at the high school for 23 years and said a decision on his successor would be up to the school district.
The candidates are:
- Mike Britt, the principal of Centennial Junior High. He attended Lesley College—Cambridge and has a master’s degree in education.
- Christopher Dresang, an assistant principal at Natrona County High. He attended the University of Montana – Bozeman, completing a master’s of education.
- Mark Fritz, the principal at Tongue River High in Sheridan County School District No. 1. He attended the University of North Dakota and attained a master’s of education degree.
- Gibson Ostheimer, principal of Park Elementary. He attended the University of Minnesota and attained a master’s of science in wildlife conservation.
- Amy Rose, an assistant principal at Kelly Walsh. She attended Grand Canyon University, completing a master’s of arts degree in Teaching.