New Superintendents 2013-14
Welcome to Wyoming
(Bios and Pics Under Construction)
Carbon #1 - Fletcher Turcato
Superintendent of Carbon County School District One – I’m raising my kids to be Outlaws!
Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming
Raised in Laramie, Wyoming
United States Marine Corps Infantry Veteran
Awarded Two Certificates of Commendation in the Marine Corps Infantry
Twelve Years of service with the Gideons International as Speaker and Officer
Member of Rotary International
Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wyoming
Nationally Recognized Teacher Award 2005/2006
Master’s Degree from UNLV – Educational Leadership
Vice Principal at Medina Valley ISD – Castroville, Texas
Vice Principal at Clark High School, San Antonio, Texas
Principal – Pinedale High School
Finishing dissertation at Walden University – ED Admin
Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor for six years
Father, Husband, Christian, Athlete, Pittsburgh Steelers fanatic, and Bullmastiff Lover
Heavily tattooed Italian, loves playing first-person shooter games on Playstation 3, tries to exercise when not eating Taco Johns and other fast food!
Crook #1 - Byron Stutzman
A native of Buhl, Idaho (class of 77), I started my stint with education in 1990 as a farming school board member. During those six years, I received my BS in elementary ed. with a literacy endorsement. Hired by a district across the Snake River (Jerome School District), I taught 6th grade for 3 years. Gaining my MS in Ed administration allowed me to “come home” as the Buhl Middle School principal. After 7 years as the principal at BMS, I was moved down to become superintendent, which I filled for 4 years. Crook County School District is the second move in my life. My first being ½ mile, and this being 808 miles. Fortunately, I have a very supportive wife, Heidi, who resigned a teaching/administrator position of 24 years in order to join the adventure.
We are proud parents of a 25 year old girl, Eva. She is a graduate of Boston U. in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism. Recently married, she has given us our first grand-dachshund.
Crook County has done a wonderful job of welcoming us and I thank the school board for their guidance and leadership. While our home in southern Idaho was a slice of heaven, the beauty of the Crook County School District and what Wyoming is doing for education was an opportunity we could not ignore.
Fremont #14 - Terry Smith
Fremont #21 - Terry Ebert
I very pleased to be back in Wyoming. I look forward to working with my fellow superintendents to continue the tradition of quality instruction in Wyoming. Even though I was out-of-state for a while I still remember you don’t care how we did things there! Wyoming is a great place to work and live
BA – Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
MAE – University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
EdS – University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
Teacher/Coach Ackley-Geneva Community SD, Iowa
Teacher/Coach Jesup Community SD, Iowa
Secondary Principal Northeast Hamilton CSD, Iowa
Secondary Principal Platte CSD #2, Wyoming
Superintendent Platte CSD #2, Wyoming
Superintendent Lincoln CSD #1, Wyoming
Superintendent El Paso CSD #22, Colorado
Superintendent Fremont CSD #21, Wyoming
Wyoming Association School Administrators – President/Executive Board
Wyoming School Administrators – President/Director
Pikes Peak Area Superintendent’s Association – Chair/Member
Colorado Rural Education Council
Colorado Education Commissioner’s – Superintendents Advisory Council
Four children/Two step-children
Four grandchildren/Two step-grandchildren
Fremont #38 - Chantell Denson
Goshen #1 - Jean Chrostoski
I arrived in Wyoming on July 20, and I cannot express the amount of kindness that has been bestowed upon me as someone new to the state. Although born in Lawrence, Kansas, I spent most of my childhood and career in Illinois. I grew up in Christopher, IL a small rural mining town in Southern Illinois. I have worked as a teacher, principal and superintendent in various districts in Central Illinois. I come to you most recently as Superintendent of Arcola School District, in Arcola, IL. Arcola was comprised of 45% Latino population and 10% Amish. Employment opportunities were the Libman Broom Factory and farming. I have two sons. One is in college majoring in Physics and the other just completed his Master’s Degree in Musical Conducting and has accepted a position as Band Director. I have degrees from Eastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Illinois State University. The 2013-2014 School year marks my 19 year as a Superintendent and I am still loving it!
Natrona #1 - Steve Hopkins
Sheridan #3 - Charles Auzqui
I am a Wyoming Native (class of 1985) and have been apart of the Wyoming Educational System for 23 years. I started my career in Wright Wyoming as a Vocational Teacher/Coach for 13 years. In 2003 I was hired as the Principal /Athletic Director for Wright Jr./Senior High School. I served in that capacity for 3 years when in 2006 I had an opportunity to move back to my hometown as the K-12 Administrator in Sheridan County School District #3. I remained in that role until I was appointed the Superintendent this July. I love the outdoors, working on the family ranch, and most importantly being involved with my amazing family. I have been married for 15 years to my very supportive wife Alicia and have 2 children (ages 14 and 11).
Sweetwater #1 - Mathew Neal
Unita #6 - Colby Gull
I began my career in Cedar City, Utah as a special education teacher at Cedar High. After earning my MS from Southern Utah University I was hired as the elementary principal in Challis, ID. I served in that capacity for 1 year before being appointed as superintendent of the Challis School District. I have been in that role for the past 5 years. I have earned my EdS from Idaho State University, and have only comps and dissertation to complete for EdD. I have been married for 13 years. I have 5 children (ages 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12) and 3 dogs.