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

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Long, cold winter getting you down? Get out of the house and join the fun on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club.
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 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.