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Thompson School District Names Richard Harris as Principal of Berthoud High School

Richard Harris

Thompson School District is pleased to announce that it has named Richard Harris as principal of Berthoud High School, effective July 1. He will fill the vacancy that will be created when Chris Garcia departs the district at the conclusion of the school year.

Mr. Harris comes to the Berthoud High School community from St. Vrain Valley School District, where he has served as an assistant principal since 2013.  His career also includes experience as a Language Arts teacher in the Boulder Valley School District and an English teacher in the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California.

Mr. Harris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University and a Masters in Education in Crosscultural Teaching from National University in San Jose.  He is currently enrolled in the Organizational Leadership doctoral program at Grand Canyon University.

"This is an exciting opportunity and I am very happy to join the Berthoud community," Mr. Harris said.  "I really look forward to getting to know everybody."

Thompson School District is grateful to Principal Garcia for his many years of service and we wish him the best for the future.  We also hope you will join us in welcoming Mr. Harris to the team.

For more information, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 613-5011 or at