District 21 superintendent announces resignation

Mar 5, 2013 By Christina George, Staff Writer

Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is resigning from his post in June.

"I am appreciative of having had the Wyoming experience," McClements said in an e-mail.

McClements joined the Fort Washakie district at the start of the 2011-12 academic year, replacing Gregory Cox, who served four years in the position.

Before moving to Wyoming, McClements was a superintendent at a K-12 school on a Navajo reservation in Shonto, Ariz.

"The children at Fort Washakie are smart and charming," he said. "It is my sincere hope that my two years here has made some difference.I wish the district well as they transition to a new K-8 school, the common core and the Wyoming Accountability Act.There are some first-class teachers here that I admire tremendously."

McClements is the latest superintendent serving a district on the Wind River Indian Reservation to tender a resignation.

District 38 superintendent Jonathan Braack submitted his letter of resignation Feb. 5, effective at the end of June, after serving the Arapahoe district for a little more than a year.

District 14 superintendent Michelle Hoffman is retiring from Wyoming Indian Schools. In February 2011, Hoffman announced her decision to retire at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.

That date has since been extended to as late as December because Hoffman said she wants to ensure a smooth transition for her replacement. She has served as the school's superintendent since 2004.

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