Silver Creek High School Principal Mike Glenn and Carey School Principal John Peck have both announced that they will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Glenn, who has served as principal for the past nine years, has been the driving force behind the school’s successes and achievements, including significant increases in graduation rates and academic growth, the Blaine County School District said.
“His leadership, combined with a staff that focuses on making personal connections, has allowed SCHS to become a shining example of best practices in using a competency-based secondary education model,” BCSD stated in a press release.
Before arriving at SCHS, Glenn spent seven years as a teacher and coach at Wood River High School. Prior to that, he served for 21 years as a teacher and coach in the Meridian School District, now known as the West Ada School District.
“There is no question that the school has reached even greater heights under his leadership. We are sad to see him go, but we wish him the very best in his retirement,” said Fritz Peters, interim superintendent of the Blaine County School District.
Peck was hired in Blaine County in 1994, and served as a vice-principal at Wood River High School, and principal at Carey since 2001.
“Mr. Peck has been very committed to the Leader in Me program and developed Carey School into a Lighthouse School as identified by their strong mentorship program. He has always put student achievements above all else and he is a great advocate for the kids and their successes,” said Peters.
District administration has already begun the process to find the next principals of SCHS and Carey School.