Dr. Rod Blunck, the former superintendent of the Elizabeth School District, has assumed the position as acting principal at Elizabeth High School.
Blunck, who took over on Aug. 7, accepted the position after Greg Wieman — who was principal at the school for five years — accepted a superintendent position with the Eureka County School District in Nevada.
Blunck began his career as a special education teacher, and is currently an associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. The curriculum of his courses focuses on school principal preparation and licensure. Additionally, he runs the Administrative Leadership Program at the university.
From July 2003 to June 2006, Blunck was superintendent for the Elizabeth School District, and developed a “great fondness for the community,” said Douglas Bissonette, current Elizabeth School District superintendent, in a news release.
“Blunck is well known and highly respected in our area and throughout the state,” Bissonette said. “(He) has extensive educational leadership experience and possesses the qualities of character that any school or community would desire in a high school principal.”
Blunck has committed to serve as principal through the end of October. The school district plans to fill the position long-term prior to that time.