August 3, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
At a July 21 special board meeting, the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board voted to hire William (Bill) Hyde as superintendent.
Mr. Hyde retired this year from Maryland as superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools. Carroll County Public Schools is a system with more than 27,000 students, 30 elementary, middle and junior high schools and five high schools. It is one of the top performing systems in the state, based upon Maryland's assessment program.
"Mr. Hyde has worked in the education field for more than 35 years and comes to Seeley Lake Elementary with a wealth of professional experience," said Board Chair Bart Peterson.
Mr. Hyde will move to Seeley Lake in mid-August. He is married with three grown children and five grandchildren. His wife, a kindergarten teacher in Maryland, plans to retire and relocate to Seeley Lake in a year.
Mr. Hyde fills the position vacated by John Hebnes. Mr. Hebnes resigned after 14 years at Seeley Lake Elementary to accept the Superintendent position in Tombstone, Arizona.
In other action, the Board voted to hire Jenny Rammell to fill the junior high social studies, language arts and reading position. Mrs. Rammell taught at the Swan Valley Elementary School for the past four years. She fills the position vacated by Daryl Davis, who relocated to California.