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BCSD Hires Several Administrators to Key Positions

The Blaine County School District has hired several new administrators to fill key roles throughout the district, starting in the 2021-22 school year.

Cheryl Sanderson will serve as the next finance director for BCSD. She currently serves in the same role for the Middleton School District, just outside Boise. There, she has earned a reputation as a highly effective financial administrator in support of the district’s operational goals. 

Adam Johnson will be the next assistant superintendent for the district. Currently a principal in the Murtaugh School District, Johnson was the 2020 Idaho Principal of the Year and the 2013 Idaho Human Rights Educator of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from Boise State University, along with a master’s degree in education leadership and an education specialist degree in education leadership from the University of Idaho.

Madeline Cunningham Muschamp will serve as the next vice principal at Wood River High School. She comes to BCSD from Middleton, where she currently teaches high school world history.

The next principal of Carey School will be Kayla Burton, who is currently a math, computer science and video teacher at West Junior High in the Boise School District. Born and raised in Carey, Burton is making a homecoming to BCSD. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Boise State and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Idaho State University. 

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented and knowledgeable school and district administrators as we prepare for the upcoming school year,” said Fritz Peters, Interim Superintendent. “Each brings a wealth of experience and a strong background in working with students, staff, families and community members. We very much look forward to the positive impact they will have on our school district community.”

The district is also announcing the retirement of Director of Technology Teresa McGoffin, who served with BCSD for 26 years.

“Over a decade ago, I remember seeing Teresa shoveling snow outside a building on Croy Street that houses some infrastructure for our broadband connections,” said Peters. “It was 6:20 a.m. and she was ensuring we all had connectivity that morning after we had gotten about 3-4 inches of snow. No hurdle got in her way to keep us from doing our work.”

In other news, the BCSD Board of Trustees has adopted and approved a Biliteracy Seal for high school graduates. These students’ diplomas, as recognized through the state, will feature a special designation if they are certified in more than one language. The seal will be available to 2021 graduates.

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Angie Martinez worked to gain approval for BCSD’s Biliteracy Seal from the State of Idaho. 

“The Biliteracy Seal can be incredibly valuable when applying for college, scholarships and employment opportunities well into the future,” said Peters. “We are excited to celebrate and recognize our bilingual students in this new way, one that will provide them benefits as they move to the next stage of their lives.”