SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has announced that Highland Park Elementary Principal Brent Leibach has been chosen as principal for Sheridan High School.
Leibach will replace Dirlene Wheeler who is retiring in June 2014. His appointment was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 13.
“Brent’s laser-like focus on education and improving student learning is second to none,” SCSD 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty said. “He is a great fit for Sheridan High School and will work hard with staff and students to take student achievement to new levels.”
Leibach began his career at SCSD 2 as assistant principal at Sheridan Junior High School. He then moved to his principal position at Highland Park Elementary four and a half years ago.
“There is a great foundation at Sheridan High School,” Leibach said in a press release. “Their record speaks for itself as a top high school in Wyoming and the nation. I am excited to join the SHS team to help them reach the next level.”
Prior to coming to Sheridan, Brent was a high school government teacher for 18 years, an elementary principal for four years, and an assistant high school principal for four years in Sidney, Mont.
Brent holds a master’s in curriculum development, a master’s in administration from Montana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Rocky Mountain College.