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Head teacher at Frontier appointed

May 12, 2017 - By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer

Andrew Coleman, a teacher at Frontier Academy, has been named to be "head teacher" of the alternative high school next year after the retirement of principal Tammy Cox.

Jackson Elementary principal Jeffrey Sandlian will serve other administrative tasks for Frontier, including disciplinary actions and teacher evaluations.

Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said Coleman's promotion was "a great recommendation" by Sandlian.

"He's a very detail oriented person ... and dedicated to those young adults," Snyder said.

Sandlian too is expected to play a larger role than required.

"He doesn't just want to do the minimum," Snyder said. "He really wants to become an active part of that program over there."

Coleman is expected to run the day-to-day operations at Frontier, though the precise structure of Frontier's new leadership is still being determined.

"We're still in the discussion stage of how that will all work," Sandlian said.

The district's declining revenue led the school board to not replace Cox with a new administrator.

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