Conifer High School’s new principal has 21 years of education experience and is leaving his position at Northridge High School in Greeley to come to CHS.
Jeffco schools announced to parents on Friday that Wesley Paxton will succeed Mike Musick as the school’s principal in the 2013-14 school year. Musick has taken a position at the district level in the new School Innovation and Effectiveness Division.
According to Paxton’s letter of introduction to CHS, Paxton was a middle school teacher in Denver and an assistant principal at both the middle- and high-school levels. In 2005, he was appointed principal at Adams City High School, where he helped implement an International Baccalaureate program and started the school’s first Parent-Teacher-Student Organization.
At Northridge, he helped implement an Academy of Engineering program.
“He is known for positive leadership, which, in turn, will support CHS during this transition period,” the letter said. “Mr. Paxton’s ability to be innovative and focused will be an added asset for continued student growth.”
Paxton is working on a doctorate degree. He is a skier, and he enjoys travel, biking and hiking.
Contact Deb Hurley Brobst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-350-1041.