New HEM Principal has a philosophy that learning should be fun

 

Madeline Weiss

New principal of Hanna/Elk Mountain/Medicine Bow (HEM) high school, Stephen Priest, wants to create a fun, hands on experience for students. "If we can get kids going home saying 'Oh, we did the coolest thing in social studies,' ... that's what we want," Priest said.

Priest attended Ohio State University for agricultural education, later going back to become certified in science education. It was then that he moved out to Wyoming, teaching science before taking on the position of tech facilitator last year while working on his administration certification. Priest has been in education for...



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