by nathan oster
An Upton man has been hired as the next principal of Greybull High School.
The Big Horn County School District No. 3 board of trustees on Thursday night voted to extend a contract offer to Ty Flock. He will replace Barry Bryant, who is in line to become the district’s new superintendent.
Flock has been the curriculum director for Weston County School District No. 7 in Upton since 2007. Prior to that, he was a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 principal in the Lingle-Fort Laramie (Goshen County) school district from 1998-2007.
In all, he has spent 19 years in education, 14 of them in education leadership at the building level, according to his resume. He owns a bachelor’s degree in elementary/middle school education from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing his doctorate in the superintendent’s program through the University of South Dakota.
Flock said in an interview Monday that he applied for the Greybull position for three reasons, noting that he likes the area, the high school and the school district as a whole — and its reputation for academics and athletics.
He said the community’s agricultural roots also appeal to him.
Flock is originally from the Torrington/Lingle area, which is also a strong agricultural part of the state. “I’ve worked with a lot with students who are from that farming and ranching background, so that part about the Greybull job was a big draw for me.”
Flock said he’s excited to get to Greybull and start his new adventure, and he said his enthusiasm is shared by his wife of 20 years and their three children — a son who will be a junior and daughters who will be in the seventh and fourth grades in Greybull.