Community meets potential Red Lodge Superintendents

About 20 community members, including Red Lodge Schools’ teachers, staff and parents met with the three potential Superintendent candidates, March 10. There to answer questions in an informal setting, Superintendent Elliott Crump of Roberts Schools, Superintendent/Principal Dennis Gerke from Centerville Schools and Robert Osborne, Superintendent of Broadview School District discussed a variety of topics with attendees.

Popular topics included: the Common Core, extracurricular activities, technology, their background in education and why they want to work in Red Lodge School District. After touring the schools earlier in the day, all three were impressed with the facilities, the staff and the kids.

“Red Lodge has a fantastic staff and administration and I think they are moving in the right direction,” said Crump, who has had 13 years experience in education. When asked if he would make any major changes, he replied, “I can’t think of major things I’d change. Hopefully just continue what they’re doing and expand.”

Because the candidates currently lead smaller districts compared to Red Lodge, Gerke and Osborne noted their professional goals to oversee larger schools and to be able to pass on more responsibility to Principals. “I want to just be a Superintendent,” Gerke stated. “I like budgeting and having flexibility. I love this area, it’s my 31st year in education and being a Superintendent is what I really want to do.”

After the meet and greet, the Red Lodge School Board interviewed all three candidates and are pending on a decision.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.