District officials announced the new leader of central Denver’s Morey Middle School yesterday, replacing the school’s current leader who will leave at the end of the year.
It’s the second such announcement this month. Two weeks ago, Columbine Elementary School parents met their school’s new principal, after the controversial departure of its current leader.
In both of these cases, the district replaced the leaders after only two years and both schools have seen repeated leadership changes. Columbine has seen five principals in seven years. At Morey, the new leader, Noah Tonk, will be the third in five years, although past leaders have stayed as long as seven years.
A Morey parent who participated in the public interviews of candidates said Tonk seemed well-prepared and aware of what’s happening at the school. Tonk, who will take the reins this summer, previously taught in Adams 12 and has been an assistant principal for the past four years at Goshen High School, in Indiana.
The letter Tonk sent to parents to introduce himself is available here. Check back for updates.