Shane Baughman - New Principal of Dove Creek Middle / High School
Dear Dove Creek Community:
It is with great pride that I write this letter of introduction to you as your new principal of Dove Creek Middle/High School. I have been dedicated to the field of education in Dove Creek for the past 25 years.
During my career, I have taught every grade level, coached wrestling and football at multiple levels for 25 years, have been the athletic director for the past 8 years, and most recently an assistant principal at DCMS/HS.
As your principal, I look forward each day to strengthening the relationships that I have built with all of our wonderful students, families, and talented staff.
My goal is to ensure that all of our students are healthy, happy, and safe, in order for them to thrive and reach their highest potential.
Along with the administration and staff, I am deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students and fostering a school culture that is built on personal character and work ethic.
Beyond the rigors of their academic program, it is our aim to instill within each student the essential principles of pride, respect, and responsibility so that they will become productive and contributing members of our society.
As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors feels valued and accepted. High school is a time of change, challenge, exploration, and success. Our students need our support and guidance more than ever, to develop the necessary skills to compete with and be successful in our ever-changing world. Not only am I excited to be working with our students in this new role, but I look forward to the work we will do together.
I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to immersing myself completely in our school and in our community.
I believe it is my responsibility to put our teachers in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children in the best possible position to succeed.
I look forward to seeing all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.