East Grand School District principals decide to move on, cite ‘financial’ reasons
May 25, 2011
Two principals and an assistant principal are leaving East Grand Schools at the end of the school year.
Husband and wife Jeff and Andrea Verosky, principals of East Grand Middle School and Granby Elementary respectively, are moving to Riverton, Wyo., where Andrea has taken a job at an elementary school. Concurrently, Jeff said he is “interviewing for several principal positions in the area.”
Middle Park High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Brandon Thurston has accepted the assistant principal position at Polson High School in Polson, Mont.
Each of the principals said their reason for leaving is mainly “financial,” and is not intended to reflect disagreement with the district’s current direction.
“I support the mission of the school district and the direction it’s moving,” Thurston said. “It’s truly putting kids first.”
Jeff Verosky said he and his wife are “100 percent behind the administration and the board,” adding he and Andrea have “enjoyed our time here and love the community and staff.”
The East Grand School District Board approved the hiring of Thurston’s replacement on Monday: Todd Bittner, who has served as West Grand High School’s principal for less than a year, is Middle Park High School’s new assistant principal and athletic director.
The district posted job openings for the Veroskys’ positions on Tuesday.