The Home of the Cubs welcomes a new principal, Daniel Renfrow, with open arms this school year. He sits at the front desk, busy working with staff and parents to help keep the school in order before taking time for an interview.
Renfrow attended CU Boulder for his undergraduate education and completed his master's degree at the University of Michigan. His original career in business granted him the skills necessary to pursue the education field. Originally from Delta, Renfrow says his favorite thing about Cedaredge is "the community's friendly atmosphere and the high level of communication between all three schools."
When asked why he chose Cedaredge Elementary School, Renfrow replies, "Cedaredge Elementary was awesome enough to choose me!" He looks forward to Cedaredge Elementary's involvement in the community. He also plans to build meaningful and solid relationships between students, staff members and parents in order to ensure the children's success. "Getting to know everyone involved is important to creating the ideal educational situation," he asserts.
Renfrow hopes to limit time in the office and spend more time with the students of CES. "It's important to me to be in the classrooms as often as I can, helping the teachers and being a resource for both teachers and students. I want to be a part of every student's day." Renfrow chose the elementary level because of young students' eagerness to learn and grow. "There's nothing better than being an elementary school principal."
The new principal hopes to assist teachers with implementing a brand new math curriculum this year. "I want to take some of the work off of teachers' plates," he states, ready to put his skills from years of educational work to the test.
After the interview, Renfrow returns to his busy after-school schedule. He makes student well-being his top priority and smiles at everyone who steps up to the front desk. With changes and new beginnings just around the corner, Cedaredge Elementary is in good hands.
At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.