New principals for Stove Prairie, Red Feather and Livermore elementaries and Cache la Poudre Middle School

New principals will be greeting students at Stove Prairie, Red Feather and Livermore elementaries and Cache la Poudre Middle School in the fall.

Pending formal action by the Poudre School District Board of Education, Matt Marietta will become principal of the three mountain-area schools. He replaces Patrick Kind, who taught for two years at Red Feather before being named mountain schools principal in 2010. Marietta was recommended to the board from among seven candidates interviewed by a team of school staff members and parents. The team narrowed the field to three, and the final selection was made by Superintendent Jerry Wilson and Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools Kevin Hahn.

Marietta comes to the district from Iowa, where he was an elementary principal and preschool program administrator. He has also taught second, third and fifth grades. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Iowa State University.

Alicia Bono will be taking over from CLPMS Principal Skip Caddoo, once the school board gives formal approval. Caddoo has been with the school since 2004, when he started as assistant principal, and principal since 2010.

She will be coming to LaPorte from Page High School in Page, Ariz., where she has been assistant principal and athletic director.

Bono also brings experience as a middle school and high school history teacher, volleyball coach and community volunteer. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s in history from Loras College in Iowa.

The board was expected to consider both appointments at its April 24 meeting (after the North Forty News went to press). Marietta and Bono will begin their new positions at the end of July.

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