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Thompson School District Names Michael James as Principal at Loveland High School

Michael James

March 24, 2021 - Thompson School District announced today that it has named Michael James as principal at Loveland High School, effective July 1.  He will fill the position that is being vacated by Todd Ball, who is retiring from the district.

Mr. James is currently serving as the principal of Jefferson Junior/Senior High School in Edgewater, Colo., a position he has held since 2014.  He also has extensive experience serving as a secondary assistant principal, with posts in Poudre School District, Adams 12 Five Star Schools and Jeffco Schools, all in Colorado. He began his teaching career as a World Languages instructor at Loveland High School in 1997. Outside of the classrooms, Mr. James has also worked as a leadership curriculum specialist/motivational speaker and he also served for almost thirteen years as the Executive Director of Colorado Student Leadership for the Colorado High School Activities Association.

“It is a complete honor to return ‘home’ to Loveland High School to end my career where I began 24 years ago,” James said.  “I look forward to collaborating with students, staff, families and the community of Loveland to continue the incredible traditions in athletics and activities and to set school goals which support every student achieving their academic, extracurricular and social-emotional goals.  I look forward to this transition and can’t wait to begin our work together.”

Mr. James earned a Bachelor of Arts in French/Spanish and Secondary Education from Providence College in Providence, R.I. and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix in Fort Collins, Colo.

For more information, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via email at