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Board of Education appoints new superintendent

Deirdre Pilch Photo The Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to appoint Dr. Deirdre Pilch as the new leader of Greeley-Evans School District 6.

Dr. Pilch is currently the deputy superintendent for the Boulder Valley School District. She previously served as the principal of Centaurus High School in Lafayette, and has held several administrative and teaching positions in other districts.

“She was an exciting burst of energy,” said Board member Rhonda Solis. “When it came to student achievement, she talked about the whole student. When it came to leadership, she talked about her style being collaborative.”

All the board members agreed that the three finalists were excellent, and any of the three would have been an excellent choice to lead District 6. The other two finalists were John Borman, the retired superintendent of Lewis-Palmer District 38 in Monument and former principal of Northridge High School in District 6, and Wayne Eads, who is serving as interim superintendent and was previously the Chief Operations Officer.

All praised Eads for leading the district in the interim, and his loyalty and hard work in the district.

“I know from experience that Wayne is a loyal, hardworking person. He has been the glue through some trying times,” said Board vice president Logan Richardson. “But I do think it’s important for the board to be on the same page as we move forward,”

The board will now begin to negotiate a contract with the new superintendent. If a contract is signed by both Dr. Pilch and the Board, the new leader will officially begin working July 1, 2015. The Board met in an executive session following its regular business meeting Monday to begin developing a contract.

 

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