West Grand Superintendent Mike Page recently notified the school board that he will be leaving at the end of the school year. The school board will post the position by the end of the week and hope to have it filled on May 12.
West Grand Superintendent Mike Page notified the school board of his intent to resign from his position on Monday, March 27. He has accepted a superintendent position with Plateau Valley School District in Collbran, CO and is expected to officially tender his resignation at the regularly scheduled school board meeting on April 11.
The Plateau Valley School District announced their selection of Mike Page as their new superintendent in February. They initially had 21 candidates for the position and conducted interviews of finalists on February 10. The Plateau Valley School District board then made their final selection the following week.
Page grew-up in Collbran, CO and says, “It is an opportunity to go home and possibly give back to a place that gave so much to my family over the years. My parents taught there for over 25 years. It will be like going ‘full circle” in my career. This was a difficult decision because of the great people at West Grand and the community of Kremmling. Shona and I are forever grateful for the friendships and professional relationships this place has given us. The memories this community has given us will be with us forever.”
Page’s wife, Shona, who serves as the West Grand School District nurse and the instructor for the new Certified Nursing Assistant class, will also be resigning from her respective positions.
School board president, Brendan Gale says, “While I am disappointed to lose the leadership of Mike. I wish Mike and Shona well as they move onto the next chapter of their lives.
I feel Mike was a good fit for both the West Grand School District and the Kremmling community, but I personally understand the draw of returning to one’s hometown.”
According to Gale, the school district will begin the search for a new superintendent by the end of the week.
The school board currently plans to conduct its own search without the aide of an outside service and will draw from its previous experience in hiring superintendents. The tentative time line is to have a new superintendent selected on May 12.
Page superseded former Superintendent Terry Vanderpan who served from 2012-2014. Kevin Chalfant served as superintendent from 2009-2012 and followed Jeff Perry who served from 2004 through October of 2008.