Two local school officials among finalists for Telluride job

EAGLE COUNTY — Two local school administrators are among the four finalists for Telluride’s top school district job.

Mike Gass and Tiffany Dougherty made the final four from a field of 29 applicants vying to be superintendent of Telluride’s school district.

Telluride hopes to hire someone by the end of this month, the school district said in its announcement.

Dougherty is principal of Eagle Valley Elementary School. Under her guidance, Eagle Valley Elementary is one of the few local schools to earn top marks from Colorado School Grades this year.

Gass has been with Eagle County schools since 1992, serving as a teacher, administrator and principal. He has been assistant superintendent since 2012.

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‘We Have Momentum’

“Both Mike and Tiffany making it to the final four in the process is a testament to their capabilities and the impact they have had as part of our organization,” said Jason Glass, superintendent of Eagle County Schools. “There are so many positive things happening with Eagle County Schools and people are taking notice; we have momentum.”

Also in the field is Thomas Heald, Aspen’s director of curriculum, instruction and results, and Bobby Moore, senior director of Battelle for Kids in Ohio.

“The position of superintendent with Telluride is a highly sought after position in a community with a reputation for supporting its excellent schools,” Glass said. “Mike and Tiffany are quality professionals and people, and I’m not at all surprised to see them at this place in the selection process.”

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