West Grand Schools hires new superintendent
May 22, 2014
KREMMLING — The West Grand School District has hired a new superintendent, district officials said Monday, May 19.
Michael Page, currently superintendent of the Springfield RE4 district in Springfield, Colo., accepted the position and will begin on July 1.
Page will also serve as principal of West Grand High School. Page currently serves in a dual role in Springfield, working as both superintendent and elementary school principal.
West Grand Board of Education President Dean Billington said the interview process had been a collaborative effort and that Page was the most aligned with what the district sought in a superintendent.
Page, of Collbran, Colo., has lived in Springfield for nine years and will be moving to Grand County with his wife, Shona. Page said he was excited to move to Kremmling and would be coming up intermittently to do some "house hunting."
"We plan on becoming part of the community as fast as we can," he said.
Page has held his current position since 2005 and has served a variety of educational roles during his career. He began his career as an English and physical education teacher in Holly, Colo., in 1987 after graduating from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., with a Bachelor of Arts in education, according to his resume. He's held administration roles for 15 years.
Page received his master of arts in education from the University of Phoenix.
"I believe the purpose of education is to prepare students to be effective and productive members of society, and to instill in students a lifelong love of learning,"
Page stated in his resume objective. "I believe that a classroom should be a cohesive learning community where student and teacher work together toward the common goal of attaining knowledge."
Page will replace outgoing superintendent Terry Vanderpan. Current West Grand High School Principal Kyle York accepted a position as principal of West Grand Elementary School.
Hank Shell can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610.