Two new Five Star principals announced

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 10:00am
Matt Oehlert and Kristin Powers

Congratulations to Matt Oehlert and Kristin Powers on their new roles

We are happy to announce two new principals in the Five Star District.

Matt Oehlert

Matt Oehlert has accepted the position of Shadow Ridge Middle School’s next principal, and will begin serving in this role in the fall. Mr. Oehlert joins the Shadow Ridge community with many years of experience teaching, coaching, leading and serving in diverse school communities in both Adams 14 and Adams 12 Five Star Schools. For the past 4 years, Matt has served as the Assistant Principal at Northglenn Middle School. Matt is also happily married and a proud parent of three children who attend Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Matt is taking over for Susie Wickham, who is retiring after 17 years of outstanding leadership at Shadow Ridge. Congratulations, Matt!

Kristin Powers

Kristin Powers will serve as Malley Drive Elementary School’s next principal. Mrs. Powers has served the district for many years, and is currently the principal at Riverdale Elementary. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education and has three decades of education experience, including time spent serving as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal and principal. She is an excellent leader who has been recognized at the state level, earning the Colorado Principal of the Year in Award 2018. Kristin is taking over for current principal Francesca Craver, who has accepted a leadership position in another school district. Congratulations, Kristin!