LES Principal leaves

Ron Goodman announced recently that he plans to retire from his position as principal of Libby Elemen-tary School.
Goodman was first a teacher at Libby Elementary School for five years. He was then promoted to princi-pal and has been in that position for 18 years run-ning.
When asked why he decided to be a teacher and principal, Goodman said, “The desire to be a principal never came about until I got my license that would allow me to be one. I never wanted to be a principal before that because I really enjoyed teaching.”

Goodman plans to work for Edward Jones as a financial advisor here in Libby after his retirement from the elementary school.
“The parts of my jobs that I will miss the most are the working relationships with staff, students, and parents,” he said. “Over the years, there have been many opportunities to work with great people.”
“I don’t have very good memories of the hard things, but I do have very fond memories with the students, teachers, and parents of the elementary school,” said Goodman when asked what he will miss most about being the principal.
Goodman will be very missed by students, teachers, and parents alike as he takes his journey to new adventures after his upcoming retirement.

Goodman and LES vice principal, Kaide Dodson perform-ing movements to go along with the twelve days of Christmas sung by LES fourth graders at a holiday con-cert held in December. Photo by Tracy McNew, The Mon-tanian.