Principal candidate meet-n-greet is Monday at Aspen High School |

Principal candidate meet-n-greet is Monday at Aspen High School

Staff report

The Aspen School District has narrowed the field of 41 high school principal applicants to three finalists. Today, three candidates vying to become the next principal of Aspen High School will answer questions posed by a broad-based interview team consisting of 40 students, teachers, parents, administrators, community members and board members. It will be a full day for the three candidates as one candidate will be selected to replace Kim Martin, who left Aspen High School to accept a principal position in Washington, D.C. The public is welcome to meet the candidates from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in the commons at Aspen High School.

“The district and Aspen High School are excited about all three candidates and looking forward to the new energy and leadership one of these candidates will bring to an already high-performing high school,” Superintendent John Maloy said.

The three finalists are:

Erik Good

Good was an academic coordinator and English/language arts teacher at High School in the Community in New Haven, Connecticut. Good currently serves as principal at High School in the Community, where he has led the school for the past five years. Erik earned his bachelor’s in German and theater studies from Yale University and a master’s in English from Southern Connecticut University.

Katie Jarnot

Jarnot spent nine years in the business world as writer, producer and director of documentary films before entering the teaching profession. She has been an English teacher and an assistant principal in New Hampshire before serving as principal in the Eagle County School District. Jarnot has a bachelor’s in English and theater from Rockford College (Illinois) and a Master of Education degree in administration and supervision from the University of New Hampshire and is in the process of completing her Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.

Tharyn Mulberry

Mulberry has served as a teacher in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. He has been a high school assistant principal and a middle school principal and is currently serving as the principal of Centennial High School in Pueblo. Mulberry has served as Centennial High School‘s principal for the past six years, where he has transformed a low-performing high school into a high-performing high school. Mulberry has a bachelor’s in political science and social science from the University of Southern Colorado and he earned his master’s in educational leadership from the University of Colorado.

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