27j is very pleased to share with all of you that Trina Norris-Buck has accepted the offer to serve as principal at Vikan Middle School! As many of you know, Trina is currently the assistant principal at Vikan.
Trina was one of two finalists interviewed this morning by Terry Lucero, Kelly Corbett, and myself. She did an amazing job this morning with the three of us as well as during the screening and panel interviews chaired by Ruth DeCrescentis. My sincere thanks to Ruth, her staff in Human Resources, and the numerous stakeholders from Vikan, who made this another excellent principal selection process!
Trina has served for the past four years at Vikan as assistant principal and served prior to that as an instructional coach at Second Creek Elementary. Prior to joining us in 27J, Trina served as a Literacy Coach and ESL and Reading Teacher at Angevine Middle School and as a CHOICE teacher at Nevin Platt Middle School in the Boulder Valley School District.
We were once again extremely blessed by the quality of our two finalist! Dr. Nate Howard, current science teacher at PVHS and former administrator in Denver Public Schools, was the other finalist and was very impressive this morning as well. I have communicated our decision to Nate and indicated how impressed we were with him and encouraged him to apply for future administrator positions in the District.