On Monday May 4th the Heber-Overgaard School District held a meet and greet for Ron Tenney, the new school superintendent.
Tenny, a former long time resident of Heber-Overgaard and teacher for the district has worked in Snowflake for the past five years. “We’ve got a wealth of experience in our teachers and good quality kids in this district,” Tenney shared. “I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the staff and my roots.”
He went on to explain that the landscape of education is changing. He oversaw the curriculum and textbooks in Snowflake as well as coached their football team. Tenney said, “I want to be connected with the teachers and support them with whatever they need be it supplies, etc. I also want to work with parents in knowing how to help their child.
He shared how they’ll be challenged by the 144 day calendar next year to complete what they had 180 days to work with this year because of the 4-day school week next year.
When asked about Common Core Tenney answered that it’s easy to get caught up in the methods, but the objective must be to keep things beneficial to the kids.
Tenney also has some ideas for making use of the Performing Arts Center at Capps for outside groups and performances. His wife Melanie has experience from being a member of the Board for the Performing Art Center in Snowflake-Taylor.
Ron and his wife Melanie have seven children, and all but two graduated from this school district.