Sunday, August 5, 2007

New Caprock Academy Opens in Grand Junction

There's a new charter school that has just opened in Grand Junction. The school is Caprock Academy [http://www.caprockacademy.org/] and it's authorized by the Charter School Institute.

Caprock Academy is opening K-7, but will eventually growth through high school. This group of founders worked very hard to get their school open! It's fairly common for there to be turnover on a charter school steering committee. The two who hung on to see the school open are Dan and Carrie Sherrill. In addition to "doing everything" that it took to see Caprock open, Dan and Carrie spent hundreds of hours attending trainings on the front range--a five hour drive one way.

The new principal is Rick Gottschalk, a retired U.S. Air Force officer. He even flew the first family as pilot of Air Force One! I'm confident he'll be a great leader for Caprock!

Blessings to everyone at Caprock who chipped in to make this school a reality for lots of very worthy children! Your efforts will pay off for years to come!

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