With three principals retiring in the Cache County School District, new ones need to be named to replace them. In addition to those changes, eight other principals have been named with one more pending throughout the district. Dee Ashcroft, Bob Henke and Terry Williams are all retiring at the end of the school year. Two will be replaced by existing principals in the district (setting off a chain reaction) and the other will be replaced by an assistant principal at his same school.
Ashcroft is retiring from Greenville Elementary after a 45-year career with the district and will be replaced by Troy Pugmire. Pugmire was the principal at Summit Elementary, creating a vacancy there which will be filled by new principal Aimee McNeil.
Williams is retiring from North Cache Middle School after a 31-year career with the district and he will be replaced by John Anderson. Anderson was previously the principal at Birch Creek Elementary School. Replacing Anderson at Birch Creek will be Trudy Wilson, who has been the principal at Providence Elementary. That, in turn, creates a vacancy at Providence Elementary which will be filled by new principal Jeff Keck.
Henke is retiring from Ridgeline High School after a 32-year career in education and will be replaced by assistant principal Brittany Foster. DeeAnna Stallings will replace Foster as a new assistant principal at Ridgeline.
Another chain reaction has been set in motion upon the announcement that Blake Pickett will be leaving Spring Creek Middle School to be the new Director of Assessment and Grants with the district. Blair Powell will replace Pickett at Spring Creek. Powell was the principal of South Cache Middle School, previously, and will be replaced by Doug Snow, currently an assistant principal at Mountain Crest. A replacement for Snow has not yet been announced at Mountain Crest.