News Release

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For Immediate Release
BVSD Communications,  


Heatherwood Elementary Principal Brent Caldwell named principal of planned BVSD Erie PK-8 School

Mr. Caldwell will assume new position July 2016 in anticipation of the Erie school's projected August 2017 opening

BOULDER - The Boulder Valley School District today announced that Brent Caldwell has been selected as principal of the new PK-8 Erie School, scheduled to open in August 2017. Mr. Caldwell presently serves as principal of Heatherwood Elementary School in BVSD. A representative team of parents, teachers, administrators and members of the Erie community participated in the planned school's interview process. BVSD considered four outstanding District principals for the position.

Mr. Caldwell will start this new assignment in July 2016. He will spend the 2016-17 school year working to prepare the new Erie PK-8 school – BVSD's first in Erie – for its opening for the 2017-18 school year. The new school was a major project included in the $576.5 million bond program approved overwhelmingly by BVSD voters in November 2014.

"Brent is an outstanding educational leader and has provided excellent school leadership in Wyoming and BVSD," stated Dr. Bruce Messinger, BVSD superintendent. "He will lead the development of the new Erie school over the next year and provide effective leadership in the early years of the school," concluded the superintendent. 

BVSD Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership Sandy Ripplinger will be hosting a meeting at Heatherwood Elementary School (7750 Concord Drive, Boulder) library from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 for the Heatherwood community to share information about the process for selecting a new principal.

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