Moser ready for first year as Hettinger Principal

Hettinger opens the new school year with a new face in the administrative offices, Ryan Moser. Moser will start this year as the new Principal at Hettinger School. He was offered the contract before the school year was finished last spring, and a few days later accepted the position.

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By COLE BENZ | Record Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

Hettinger opens the new school year with a new face in the administrative offices, Ryan Moser. Moser will start this year as the new Principal at Hettinger School. He was offered the contract before the school year was finished last spring, and a few days later accepted the position. Hettinger Public School Superintendent Larry Sebastian said the offer and acceptance happened very fast.

“It was a very quick turnaround time,” Sebastian said.

Moser comes to Hettinger with 15 years of experience in education.

Born in Baker, Mont., Moser went on to attend college at Dickinson State University. Upon graduating he accepted a position teaching in Bowman.

He would be in Bowman for five years before moving on to the next endeavor.

Moser took a job in Scranton following his stay in Bowman, a position he would keep for the next nine years before switching career gears all together.

While taking a break from education, Moser worked in the oil fields before coming back into the schooling environment last year.

Moser was employed at South Heart School during the 2014-2015 school year as a science teacher.

When he first went into the education field he never intended on moving into the administrative side because he enjoyed teaching, but the Hettinger position seemed to be the right fit at the right time.

“The opportunity came up and it seemed like a good fit, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity,” Moser said.

When asked what about the position encouraged him to apply, he said it was his familiarity with the area, some people on staff and some of the students.

“I am very familiar with the area, I know some of the kids and some of the staff and it just seemed like a good fit,” Moser said.

Sebastian said that Moser’s recommendations were excellent and that he knew some of the administrators at Moser’s previous employers, and they spoke very highly of him.

“I think he will bring new fresh ideas and he will be excellent working with the curriculum and building the curriculum in the areas of science and math which is his background,” Sebastian said.

Moser is bringing high expectations with him, he wants both staff and students to bring out the best in themselves.

“The biggest thing is to have high expectations for staff and students, (so) that our students are receiving the best education that we can possibly offer and our teachers are using the best practices available to them,” Moser said.

Moser added that he wants to enhance the student/advisor relationship. To do so he wants to increase the frequency in which they meet. He hopes that this will lead to better work and study habits, higher grades and successful results.

Another new addition to this school year is going to involve writing, and more writing. Moser said they will install a cross-curriculum writing exercise that could have students writing a paper in a science class, while also having it count towards their english class. Moser said in this instance the science paper, for example, would be graded on the content and the ideas. While the paper would be graded on the technical aspects of structure and grammar in their english class.

Moser opened his first  year in Hettinger on August 20, and had two things he wanted students and parents to know:

“I want them (students and parents) to know that I’m fair, but that I have high expectations for them (students), those are the two things I want them to know,” Moser said.







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