School District Chooses Superintendent

Photo courtesy Gerry Chase
Photo courtesy Gerry Chase

Johnson County School District One has made an offer to one of the three finalists for the district's Superintendent position.

The Board of Trustees made the offer to to Gerry Chase after a lengthy executive session at Monday night's School Board meeting.

Gerry Chase was most recently the Superintendent of Sublette County School District #9 in Big Piney, Wyoming.

Chase graduated from Big Piney High School in 1983, and received a B.A. In Music Education from the University of Wyoming in 1987.

He was the band, choir and General Music Director at Missoula County (Montana) High Schools from 1987 to 1989.

He was then the Middle School Band Director at Sheridan County School District #2 in Sheridan from 1991 to 1996.

Chase received his M.A. In Education Administration from the University of Wyoming in 1996.

He then was the Junior/Senior High School Principal at Carbon County School District #2 in Hanna, Wyoming from 1996 to 1999.

He then was the Principal at Big Piney Middle School from 1999 to 2008, and was the Superintendent of the District from 2007 to 2014.

Chase is currently working on his Ed. D. in Educational Leadership.

Johnson County School District One has made an offer to Chase that he has tentatively accepted.
The next step in the process will be for he and the board to set up meetings to discuss the contract and other formalities.

The vacancy happened when current JCSD1 Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler announced his retirement earlier this year, effective June 30th.

Kessler has 35 years in education, 16 years as the superintendent for the Johnson County School District.

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