FIRTH — The Firth School District selected an Oregon elementary school administrator as its new superintendent.
Hammond, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday afternoon, has also worked as a reading specialist and high school vice principal in Oregon.
“I’m a huge supporter of youth,” he told Firth patrons during a meet and greet at the district Saturday, according to the Chronicle.
Firth trustees selected Hammond from a pool of four finalists. Others included:
- Bryan Jolley, recently retired superintendent of the nearby Shelley School District.
- Destry Jones, an IT specialist at Firth.
- Basil Morris, Snake River Junior High School principal.
Firth trustees voted unanimously to hire Hammond after the meet and greet. The school board will discuss Hammond’s pay during a special meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Firth serves about 850 students and is located about 15 miles south of Idaho Falls.