Dr. Stewart (Photo: BCESD)
BULLHEAD CITY – Five new administrators have joined Superintendent Carolyn Stewart as part of the senior leadership group in the Bullhead City Elementary School District. The group includes a new district-wide director of curriculum, two new principals and two new assistant principals.
“This is the most cohesive and experienced leadership team in my memory,” said Dr. Stewart, who rejoined the district as superintendent after a four year retirement following 26 years as a district principal. “It is a good balance of internal promotion and external new blood and experience.”
Jennifer Lott is the elementary district’s new curriculum director after having been the principal of Sunrise Elementary School for 11 years. She was originally hired by Stewart as a kindergarten teacher and then was her assistant principal before moving to Sunrise. She replaces Cindy Neuzil, who retired.
Lott is succeeded at Sunrise by Christopher Roy, who came to Coyote Canyon School in 1999 as a second grade teacher. He later became an instructional coach and then assistant principal at Sunrise and Desert Valley Schools.
Roy’s new assistant principal is Georgianne Pope, who retired as principal of Morongo Valley Elementary School in Morongo Valley, California. She and her family had already relocated to the Tri-State area when the Sunrise position opened.
Also new to BCESD is Melissa Bond, principal at Fox Creek Junior High. She left a long-time management position with American Express for education, first teaching math in suburban Phoenix. She was most recently principal of the Center of Excellence High School for the Arizona Center for Youth Resources (ACYR) in Phoenix. She has also supervised new teachers in the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College at Arizona State University. Last year she earned a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Bond succeeds Jon Jones, who retired.
Her new assistant principal is Les Eastman. Another long-term BCESD employee, Eastman taught at Fox Creek, Bullhead City Junior High School, and Bullhead City Middle School. He follows Scott Lindsey, who moved out of the area.
Additionally, Tim Mitchell has transferred to Desert Valley School as assistant principal. He has held similar roles at Sunrise and Bullhead Junior High (now Bullhead Middle School), as well as teaching at Mohave High School.