COLUMBIA FALLS — The Columbia Falls School District has a new superintendent with over 20 years of experience.
Dave Wick will replace Steve Bradshaw, who was Columbia Falls superintendent for the past six years. Wick is a familiar face as he's been the junior high school principal for 23 years.
It was his love of teaching English to middle school students that originally got him interested in education. Now, Wick hopes to work closely with the district's administration and continue its stable leadership.
His new position comes at a crucial time for the district after a $37 million bond passed last year. That money is funding two huge construction projects for Glacier Gateway and Ruder Elementary School.
"That's a huge responsibility of the superintendent to assist with that, said Wick "Help the school board, help the construction manager, help the district. And to make sure we do a good job of stewardship with that money that the public has voted for."
Wick's first day as superintendent will be July 1st.