The candidates for the Principal position at Kelly Walsh High School have been announced, and a moderated Parent/Community Forum will be held on Thursday, February 1st, according to the Natrona County School District. All interested students, parents, and community members are invited to attend and to submit questions beforehand. The Forum will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Kelly Walsh High School Auditorium.

Longtime Kelly Walsh Principal Brad Diller, who is in his 23rd year in the post, has announced that he would retire at the end of this school year.

Four of the five candidates for the position currently hold administrative positions in the Natrona County School District. The other is a high school principal in Sheridan County.

These are the candidates that will be participating in the forum, with information provided by NCSD.

Mike Britt 
Mike Britt is currently Principal of Centennial Junior High in the Natrona County School District.  He attended Lesley College – Cambridge completing a Masters of Education degree in Technology in Education. In addition, he has completed a K-12 Principal Endorsement program and certification in K-6 Elementary teaching.

Christopher Dresang
Christopher Dresang is currently an Assistant Principal at Natrona County High School in the Natrona County School District. He attended the University of Montana – Bozeman completing a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, he completed a Masters of Arts degree in English: Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Wyoming.

Mark Fritz
Mark Fritz is currently a High School Principal in Sheridan County School District #1. He attended the University of North Dakota completing a Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership. In addition, he has completed an Elementary Education teaching program and certification in Law Enforcement – Police Academy.

Gibson Ostheimer 
Gibson Ostheimer is currently Principal of Park Elementary in the Natrona County School District.  He attended the University of Minnesota completing a Masters of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation and the University of Wisconsin completing a Masters of Teaching with science. In addition, he completed graduate level endorsement programs for K-12 principal and curriculum director licensure from the University of Wyoming and a graduate level endorsement program for licensure in Ed. Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University.

Amy Rose
Amy Rose is currently an Assistant Principal at Kelly Walsh High School in the Natrona County School District. She attended Grand Canyon University completing a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching. In addition, she completed the Principal Endorsement program, certification awarded, in Educational Leadership from the University of Wyoming.

District officials are looking for questions from the public to be asked by the moderator(s) during the forum. If you have a specific question for the candidates, you can submit them through the following online link by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31st: https://goo.gl/forms/yGEQm1ZXSESHNtLP2

They would also like your feedback and impressions, which can be submitted at the forum or by emailing your comments to communications@myncsd.org.