MONTE VISTA— “I want to contribute and help the school community continue to develop into an even stronger team and continue to build culture awareness,” said Brian Crowther, newly hired as the interim superintendent of Sargent Schools.
Crowther is a San Luis Valley native from Sanford where he still lives happily with his wife. He attended Sanford Schools all the way through high school. After graduating high school, he enrolled in Adams State where he graduated with a bachelor’s in business and later returned to get his teaching certificate.
His career in education started at Centauri High School where he taught business for nine years. From there Crowther went on to work as the elementary principal in La Jara for nine years.
This is not his first time being a superintendent. After working in La Jara, Crowther went on to be the superintendent for five years in San Luis. Most recently he has been working with the PEBC/Boettcher teacher program. This program trains first-year teachers and helps them become licensed. He’s done this job for two years and counting.
When Crowther is not working as superintendent he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle and has ridden it in 49 states.
When asked what made him interested in working in education, Crowther said, “I’ve always had a strong sense of community and the importance of giving back. Serving others is a value I was brought up with. So I thought, what better way to give back to a community than by becoming a teacher.”
He said that he has always found working in school administration to be very rewarding. Crowther said he feels it is a great way to give back to the students in the schools he’s worked at even more.
Crowther is excited to begin the next school. “Sargent has a great staff and educational program. I want to continue to grow and develop that. I think my background in helping teachers deliver quality instruction in the classroom will work well with that. I think I will be good at helping support the teachers,” said Crowther. He went on to say that he hopes to maintain a welcoming school environment at Sargent. Crowther said, “We want to welcome any and all parents and students.”