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Interim High School Principal Announced

We are pleased to announce that Eric Ebert will serve as interim principal at Homestead for the 2019-20 school year.

The MTSD Board of Education approved a recommendation for Eric Ebert to serve as interim principal of Homestead High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Ebert will begin in this new role on Monday, July 29.

Ebert has served as assistant principal at Homestead with distinction for two years. During that time, he has demonstrated a student-centered focus, a commitment to education, and a passion for igniting each student’s success. 

“Eric is a valued member of our administrative team,” said Matthew Joynt, superintendent of schools.  “I am confident in his ability to lead Homestead lockstep with our current efforts and approach to achieving Homestead’s mission and our district’s strategic vision.”

Ebert will replace Principal Brett Bowers, who recently resigned, and who had been principal at Homestead since the 2010-11 school year. Bowers accepted an executive leadership role with AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, which is an organization that partners with schools to foster a safe, open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms. The position allows Bowers to continue to reside in the community. 

“We are excited for Brett, and pleased that his new role will allow him to remain a mighty Highlander,” said Matthew Joynt, superintendent of schools. “We are grateful for his visionary leadership during his tenure at Homestead, and we wish him all the best.”

The district will proceed with a comprehensive search for a principal for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond. That search process will begin in early 2020.

“Proceeding with an external search for a principal at an accelerated pace in late July and August of this year would not have allowed us the time necessary to implement a search with due diligence,” said Joynt. “In the meantime, I am thrilled with the new energy and enthusiasm I see in Homestead’s administrative team for this upcoming school year.”