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CVMS gets new vice principal

by Merrie Leininger

Carson Valley Middle School will be starting this year with a full administrative staff, even though until a few weeks ago all three positions were vacant.

A week ago, the last position was filled by Vice Principal Dave Pyle, who worked for five years as a technology teacher at CVMS before moving over into the Professional Development Center.

Pyle said he was eventually planning on moving into administrative work and had even gotten his masters in education leadership in December, but was not expecting to jump right into it when the CVMS position opened up.

“I wasn’t really looking for a position, I really enjoyed my job, but I got really excited thinking about being back at CVMS because I know what a quality group of teachers work here,” he said. “Right now I feel like a first year teacher.”

Pyle, who is married to Lori and the father of Jessica, 14, a CVMS 9th grader, and Shane, 3, will have to continue working as the PDC technology trainer until his position is filled, probably in October, he said.

Until then, he will have to split his time with the 7th graders and half of the 8th grade class and the 7th and 8th grade sports programs he is also in charge of.

However, he plans on putting most of his energy into becoming acquainted with the school.

“First of all, my first job is to really get to know the staff, students and the needs of the school. My job is support for the staff, students, administration and parents so we can have the best learning environment possible so the students can achieve their potential,” Pyle said.

Although the first months will be difficult while he works both jobs, Pyle said he knows he is not alone.

“John Carlson and Rita Elliott are both experienced administrators and are really helpful and great resources. I’ll be asking a lot of questions and learning a lot this first year,” Pyle said. “It’s exciting for me to be back at a school site. This is really were the action is.”