GREAT FALLS – Geoffry Habel has been selected to become the new principal of Great Falls High School.
Great Falls Public Schools officials announced Tuesday that he was selected from a pool of six applicants after a round of interviews Monday.
Habel will succeed current principal, Heather Hoyer, beginning July, 1, 2019. Hoyer was chosen to become the new secondary assistant superintendent last month pending School Board approval.
“I am excited and feel very blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead great students, great teachers, and a great staff at Great Falls High School,” Habel said. “The school has such a rich history and loyal following. I will work very hard to continue the pride and tradition of the Mighty Bison, and I look forward to the years ahead.”
Habel has served as an associate principal at GFH since 2015. Prior to that, he taught modern world history and coached football at the school.
Habel is originally from Dutton and began his teaching and coaching career in Nevada in 1995 after graduating from University of Montana Western (then Western Montana College).
His wife Tara teaches at Valley View Elementary School and they have two children.