Northridge High School will have a new principal next year, as John Borman moves to a high school in Monument and assistant principal Margaret Neely takes over.
...Borman has been principal at 1,200-student Northridge for five years.Before that, he spent 10 years at Greeley Central High School, moving from English teacher to athletic director to assistant principal.He will become principal at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument.
The school currently has 2,000 students, but enrollment will lower as some students this fall begin shifting into a second high school in Lewis-Palmer School District 38
said the Lewis-Palmer district contacted him about the position.
"It was an opportunity that came my way unexpectedly," he
"We feel we're on a trend now (at Northridge) where we'd expect that to continue," Borman
Next fall, Northridge will launch its math/science/technology magnet curriculum.The magnet will be phased in over several years, starting with forensic science and math for trades and robotics in 2007-08.The first 3 1/2 years of the program, which Northridge
staff spent two years developing, will cost about $400,000.
"It's in a great position and ready to go," Borman
said of the magnet program.He
said the school will be "in good hands" with Neely, who has been assistant principal at Northridge
for a year.
Borman's contract isn't finalized at Lewis-Palmer
, but he
will earn between $95,000 and $115,000.He
was making $91,000 at Northridge.
The salary range for a high school principal in District 6 is $82,100 to $112,800.
Only a "great opportunity" would lure him away from Northridge, Borman