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DCSD Press Release: PHS Principal Hire

Dear Ponderosa High School Community:

As you know, Ponderosa High School is a school rich with tradition and history.  It was abundantly clear in the feedback gathered during the principal hiring process that a principal is needed who could both honor the past and prepare Ponderosa for the future.  We are thrilled to announce, after an extensive hiring process, that we have found just the right leader within the walls of Ponderosa!  It is our pleasure to announce Mr. Tim Ottmann as the new principal of Ponderosa High School.

Tim is a lifelong educator who has previously served as a teacher, coach, activities director, athletic director and assistant principal. He has been a Ponderosa Mustang for 28 years and will tell you that the Ponderosa family means everything to him!  It was clear in the interviewing process that Tim will have the trust and confidence of the PHS community.  Although Tim is most recently known for his outstanding leadership as the Athletic Director, he is looking forward to establishing new relationships and supporting all of the students, staff and parents within the Ponderosa family.  

In his role as Interim Principal, Tim has already made some positive changes.  You can expect to see a lot of visibility from your new principal.  The next time you see him at events, around the halls, or in the classroom, please tell him congratulations and offer your support.  He is looking forward to developing even more relationships with students, staff and families who represent all aspects of the Ponderosa Community.  

Please join us in welcoming Tim Ottman as your new Ponderosa High School Principal!



Dr. Carrie Stephenson
Executive Director of School Leadership

Ted Knight
Assistant Superintendent