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Board of education selects principals, school district administrators

Sun Advocate publisher

Gregory Stanfield

With a number of administrative openings at schools in the Carbon District, the board of education met June 1 to ratify recommendations superintendent Patsy Bueno submitted to members.

One of the most high profile one was that of principal for Carbon High School.

Robert Cox, who had been the high school principal, was recently named as the district's special programs coordinator.

The district subsequently conducted a nationwide search for a new administrator to fill the high school position.

After interviewing a number of candidates, the selection committee recommended that the district hire Gregory K. Stanfield to be the main administrator at the high school.

Stanfield currently resides in Lewellen, Neb., where he is the principal of the Garden County Junior and Senior High School.

He attended high school in Westminster, Colo., and graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree. He later received a master's degree from Southern Utah University.

Stanfield began his teaching career in Colorado, then moved to Grantsville High School. He also taught in Wyoming and Idaho as well as at Wayne County High School in Bicknell..

"This is a great opportunity for me," said Stanfield during an interview Wednesday. "I am looking forward to working in a larger high school."

Garden County High School has about 180 students, while Carbon High has more than 700.

"I have spent 23 of my 25 years in the classroom and have done a lot of coaching, too," added Stanfield. "In fact, I spent 21 years coaching."

Carbon High will also get a new assistant principal in Bruce Bean. He has a long career teaching in local schools and has coached championship volleyball and high school teams.

Bean finished his administrative endorsement program at the University of Phoenix.

Todd Lauritsen, who was the assistant at the high school last year, will be the principal at Castle Heights Elementary.

Lauritsen served as the principal at Mont Harmon Junior High for three years and taught at the school for some time.

In a district office change, longtime Sally Mauro principal Mike O'Shea has accepted the elementary supervisor position.

O'Shea will be replaced at Sally Mauro by Seth Allred, a teacher from Mont Harmon Junior High who received his administrative endorsement from Utah State University.

Wellington Elementary will also see a change at the helm. Greg Maughn, who served as principal last year, will teach at Mont Harmon Junior High.

The new principal at Wellington will be Kelly Martinez, who has been a teacher at Petersen Elementary. Martinez completed her administrative endorsement at University of Phoenix.

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