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Bellevue, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Blaine County School District hired Mrs. Aaron Molyneux as the new Principal for Bellevue Elementary. Her hiring was approved by the Board of Trustees at the regular July 16 meeting.
A hiring committee of district administrators, Bellevue Elementary staff, and Bellevue parents unanimously selected Mrs. Molyneux after an extensive search and interview process. Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Barber said, “Being able to hire someone of Aaron's quality and energy is always fortunate. Being able to hire a Wood River graduate who has come home to the valley is even more fortunate for our schools. We know that Aaron, along with the dedicated staff at Bellevue will lead the school to the next level of excellence and we couldn't be more pleased."
Mrs. Molyneux is a graduate of Wood River High School. Mrs. Molyneux received a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education from Utah State University and a Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University. She attended the initial administrative licensure program at the University of Oregon.
Most recently Mrs. Molyneux served as a teaching and learning facilitator at the Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield, Oregon, where she was a founding member of the team that developed a new high school focused on enhancing 21st Century skills through arts integration. Prior education positions included teaching Special Education at Wood River Middle School, Thurston High School, and the Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield.
Mrs. Molyneux stated, “I am excited to return to the community that has been such an important part of my childhood and life. I’m looking forward to working with Bellevue Elementary staff to continue building and growing the great programs that serve the students and families of this great district. “
Sharma Thornton, Bellevue Elementary parent and Bellevue Parent Auxiliary Treasurer, said, “Mrs. Molyneux’s experience is very broad and she is also clearly invested in this community.”
Bellevue Elementary secretary Sharon Boyle said, “I think she will bring great energy to our school.”
Bellevue Elementary teacher Anne Elmore said, “The committee was impressed with Mrs. Molyneux’s poise and professionalism. I’m excited for the Bellevue staff to start the year under her leadership and confident that Bellevue will continue to thrive as we implement Common Core State Standards and 21st Century innovation with our new principal.”
The new school year begins Tuesday, September 3.
For more on the Blaine County School District, go to www.blaineschools.org