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Welcome to the internet home of Fremont County School District #1. Together, the six schools that comprise our district provide a safe, empowering learning environment for our preschool through twelfth-grade students in Lander, Wyoming.

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A Message from Our Superintendent 

District Update
June 11, 2021

2021–2022 School Year

Planning for the 2021–2022 school year has begun in earnest. Administration held their annual June retreat to discuss the upcoming school year and to celebrate the successful 2020–2021 school year. We have several new principals and assistant principals in the district for the 2021–2022 school year. Jade Morton will be leaving Baldwin Creek Elementary to take the principal position at Lander Middle School. Joining him at the Middle School as assistant principal, is the district’s curriculum director, Deidre Meyer. Ms. Meyer will share her curriculum duties with Pathfinder Principal, Ceatriss Wall. Ani Heikkila, instructional facilitator at Baldwin Creek, will step into the principal position at Baldwin Creek Elementary. Megan Park, fifth grade teacher at Baldwin Creek, will take over the assistant principal position at Gannett Peak Elementary. We feel fortunate that we had such outstanding candidates from within the district to fill these positions.

At the administration retreat there was conversation on what the new school year will look like. Administration is looking forward to returning to a more “normal” school year in the fall with the state rescinding COVID-19 related health orders. While we were very pleased with the efforts our staff made in providing a virtual option this past year, we believe that concentrating on in-person instruction is in the best interests of our students. Therefore, we will not be offering a virtual option for the 2021–2022 school year. The district will continue to explore avenues of virtual instruction for unique situations and to provide possible options for a student to receive instruction.

Board Meetings

At last week’s special board meeting, personnel actions were discussed and approved. We have yet to fill several positions, including teachers, coaches, and bus drivers. You can find job postings on this webpage under the Current Job Openings tab.

The board discussed whether to schedule additional, regular board meeting to the calendar to help alleviate the increasing length of meetings and provide opportunities for deeper discussion and work on various topics. Also discussed at the board meeting was new signage, requested by the board, announcing employees may be carrying firearms in accordance with the CKA policy. We will place these signs in prominent locations at all schools and district buildings.

      Dave Barker

      Dave Barker, Superintendent
      Superintendent's Message - May 24, 2021