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Steamboat Springs School District Hires Kristyl Boies as New Yampa Valley High School Principal

Steamboat Springs School District Hires Kristyl Boies as New Yampa Valley High School Principal


Steamboat Springs, Colo. - May 24, 2023 - The Steamboat Springs School District has hired Kristyl Boies as principal of Yampa Valley High School (YVHS). She is slated to take the helm at YVHS for the 2023-2024 school year. Boies is stepping into the position as Karla Setter, the former YVHS principal, has accepted an assistant principal position at Steamboat Springs High School. 

For the past 22 years, Boies has dedicated her career to education and has spent the last five years at Steamboat Springs Middle School (SSMS). Since 2021, Boies has served as the Gifted and Talented Teacher at SSMS, where she develops programs to align with the National Gifted Standards, monitors data and administers testing for identification, and facilitates schoolwide academic competitions. From 2018-2021, she was an Emergent Bilingual Teacher at SSMS, providing multiple levels of academic language intervention and content support. 

Boies also has previous administration experience, serving as the assistant principal of GOAL High School in Pueblo, Colo., from 2016-2018. She was the immediate administrator for the at-risk high school which serves the south side community in Pueblo. She was responsible for multiple duties relating to the learning, teaching, and operation aspects of the school. She also created and refined systems and processes to improve operating procedures, safety, and communications. 

“From teacher to administrator, and administrator returning to teach, I’ve been able to capture a broad perspective,” said Boies. “I am ready and eager to return to a leadership role, applying all I've learned to serve the YVHS family of learners and educators!  I look forward to ensuring everyone at YVHS is empowered to recognize their unique assets and grow into their full potential."

“Boies is already a tremendous asset to the students at the middle school,” said Dr. Celine Wicks, SSSD Superintendent. “She brings strong skills in instruction, communication, organization, and team building with a special talent for inspiring learners, empowering families, and energizing staff. She is well-positioned to lead Yampa Valley High School into the future.” 


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