The LSUU board has announced that Gretchen Muller’s contract to be Principal of Stowe High School has been extended through the 2020-2021 school year.
In 2019, the Stowe board sought an interim principal with the goal of attracting a strong, positive leader for SHS. After a rigorous application and screening process, Gretchen Muller rose to the top and has been serving as Stowe’s interim principal since July 2019.
“After hearing from faculty, receiving input from the administration and going through the interview process, we are confident that Gretchen Muller is the right candidate to lead SHS,” said Board Chair David Bickford. “Gretchen’s skills, background and experience have positioned her well to lead SHS. She is committed to the school and supports the Lamoille South educational community. Ms. Muller has demonstrated potential and promise for growing and improving support of all students at SHS. ”
Ms. Muller came to SHS after serving as Principal Intern for the Champlain Valley School District, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Plymouth State and her Master’s in Secondary Education from Mount Saint Mary College. Ms. Muller is an accomplished leader with 18 years of combined experience as a teacher-leader, science educator, advisor/mentor, school program developer/coordinator and principal intern. In addition, Muller was a 2017 Rowland Fellow, has completed the Vermont School Leadership Project program with the Snelling Institute, and has been serving for the past eight years as co-coordinator of Burlington High School’s Year End Studies (Y.E.S.) Program.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to remain as principal of Stowe High School,” said Gretchen Muller. “Our school will continue to be a learning environment that values relationships, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, equitable learning opportunities and personal growth and development. I look forward to ongoing collaboration with students, faculty, staff and the community to ensure our students become lifelong learners and engaged and contributing citizens.”