SCSD #1 names new Principal for Pinedale High School
Ben Smith will be new Pinedale High School Principal beginning 2013-2014 school year
by Sublette County School District #1
May 17, 2013
The Sublette County School District #1 Board of Trustees and Superintendent Jay Harnack are pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Smith as the new principal for Pinedale High School beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
"I’m very excited to announce Ben as the new principal at Pinedale High School," Mr. Harnack said. "This is the result of a tremendous team effort and I cannot imagine a better outcome for Pinedale High School. The members of our interview committees did an outstanding job. I’m really looking forward to having Ben join the district. "
A native of Greybull, Wyoming, Ben received his B.S. from BYU and his M.S. from the University of Wyoming. Ben spent 15 years at Big Horn County School District #1 in Byron and Cowley where he served as a teacher, coach, and principal of Rocky Mountain Elementary School. During his tenure as a teacher and coach at Rocky Mountain High School, Ben directed the Grizzlies football team to four state championships and ten conference championships.
For the last ten years Ben has been the principal at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah. During this time Ben has instituted programs that have significantly improved the student achievement and graduation rates at Ben Lomond.
Ben’s first day on the job will be August 1st. "Alice and I are thrilled to be coming to the Pinedale area", Ben said. "We’re excited to get involved and be a part of such a great family centered community. We love the outdoors and have heard nothing but great things about all that Pinedale has to offer. I’m really excited to join the PHS staff and look forward to supporting the great programs that are already in place and seeing what we can do to further develop those that need some additional support. I have fond memories of bringing my football team to Pinedale for some great battles through the years while I was coaching at Rocky Mountain High School. We were always treated so well by the coaches, administration, and community. We’re really excited to be coming your way!"