Dolores gets new principal

Dolores gets new principal

Cortez teacher tapped to lead elementary
Gary Livick
Sam Green/Dolores Star

One of two finalists for the elementary principal job, Gary Livick meets with staff members Tuesday afternoon in the Dolores schools library.
A letter from Gary Livick

'Greetings, my name is Gary Livick and I am excited and honored to be the next Dolores Elementary School Principal. This is a wonderful opportunity to continue to guide an amazing school, with amazing staff, students and parents.
'I have 14 years of experience in the educational field. I am currently teaching science at Cortez Middle School's 21st Century technology pilot program, an amazing one-to-one laptop program I helped start at the school seven years ago. I've taught science, math, technology and critical thinking at Cortez Middle School and love the students and community. I am also the lead science teacher and the Middle School Science Fair coordinator.
'I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, skiing and river rafting. My wife Shannon and I have two amazing children. Gavin, who is 8, and Ava, who is 6. They both attend and love the Dolores School District. Before I came to Cortez I taught high school math and reading at Woodlake Union High School in California's San Joaquin Valley, where I grew up. I have also taught math to at-risk boys for Right Of Passage, a charter high school located near Angels Camp, Calif.
'While my new job doesn't start until next school year, you will see me often as Mrs. Maxwell shows me how to be a Little Bear. I will try to learn as much as I can from her to make this transition easy for us all.'
Sincerely, Gary Livick

Dolores gets new principal

Gary Livick
Sam Green/Dolores Star

One of two finalists for the elementary principal job, Gary Livick meets with staff members Tuesday afternoon in the Dolores schools library.