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New Bear River High School Principal Announced

Bear River High School has a new principal. Amy Besler comes from nearby Colfax High, where she had been employed the past nine years in the roles of English/Literacy teacher, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal. Nevada Joint Union High School District superintendent Louise Johnson says She will bring some special skills to Bear River…

click to listen to Louise Johnson

Besler replaces Jim Nieto, who was reassigned, earlier this month as a Social Studies teacher at Bear River. Besler starts her new job Wednesday (July first). In the announcement, Superintendent of Schools Louise Johnson said Bear River and Colfax are similar high schools. She says through Besler’s work at Colfax, Besler understands the challenges that face the district and the entire foothill region, with persistent and declining enrollment and the associated budget reductions.

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