Thursday, District 38, Lewis-Palmer in Monument, announced their choice for the next superintendent. It's a familiar face to the district, John Borman, current Principal of Lewis-Palmer High School.
The school board says Borman was chosen out of a nationwide pool of 23 candidates.
Three of the top choices were interviewed by several committees of staff, community residents, and parents last weekend. They then used those interviews to help make this decision.
Borman has been principal of Lewis-Palmer High School since
Prior to that he was principal of Northridge High School in
Greeley, and held other administrative positions in the Greeley and
Aurora school districts.
He began his career in education in 1987 as a high
school English teacher.
Officials say that in his application, Borman said, “As the superintendent, establishing effective communication with staff, parents, and community must occur for any of the other difficult work to have a chance to be accomplished.”
Board member Jeff Ferguson added, "I believe we have found a person with: undying passion for quality and excellence; understanding of what it means to be Lewis-Palmer School District, it’s very special; and value for the people who deliver educational services to our kids, who knows how important they are and sees that they are nurtured and supported. At the end of the day the gentleman
who fits that description is John Borman.”
Administrators say Borman will begin his new role as superintendent this summer, to start with the 2011-12 school year.
Ted Bauman will remain as interim superintendent for the rest of the current school year.