First-day jitters are not just for students. The Carson City School District (CCSD) was pleased to announce the appointment of seven new principals and district administrators (alphabetically by school) for the 2020-2021 school year at its school board meeting Tuesday evening.
- Robert (Bob) Chambers as principal for Carson High School
- Cody Farnworth, Ed.D, as vice principal for Carson High School
- Susan Moulden-Horton, Ed.D., as vice principal for Carson High School
- Susan Desrosiers as dean of students for Carson Middle School
- Steven Nelms as dean of students for Carson Middle School
- Amy Robinson as vice principal for Eagle Valley Middle School
- Gina Hoppe as vice principal for Fritsch Elementary School
Prior to his appointment as principal of at Carson High School, Mr. Chambers, has served within the Carson City School District for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as the vice principal (2014-2020) and dean of students also at Carson High (2011-2014). Prior, he was vice principal at Empire Elementary School (2008-2011) and an English teacher at Carson High (1999-2008). He also taught high school English at Valier Public School System in Valier, Mont. (1998-1999). He earned a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education from the University of Montana Western, Dillon, Mont. in 1998 and later earned a Master’s in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. in 2008.
Dr. Moulden, the new vice principal at Carson High School, has previously served as the vice principal, dean of students, test coordinator and athletic director at Eagle Valley Middle School (2013-2020). She also simultaneously served as an adjunct professor for Grand Canyon University (2012-2020). Prior, she served as the School Improvement Grant (SIG) coordinator (2010-2013) and as an Education Program Professional – Title I (2007-2010) for the Nevada Department of Education. She also served as an adjunct faculty for the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program at Sierra Nevada College (2010-2014), principal with Storey County School district (2002-2006), Physical Education teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School (1999-2002), district-wide elementary Summer School principal for the Carson City School District (1997-2000), vice principal inter for Seeliger Elementary (1996-1997) and Physical Education teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School (1994-1999). Dr. Moulden earned a Bachelor’s in Physical Education from Calif. State University, Chico in 1981 and later earned a Master’s in physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from Indiana University in 1982. She earned her teaching credential from Calif. State University, San Bernardino, in 1990; her degree in Educational Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1999; and her Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2009. She also earned Principal of the Year for Storey County School District in both 2003 and 2004 and was a Red Apple Award recipient, 2002.
Prior to his appointment as vice principal for Carson High School, Dr. Farnworth served as the vice principal (2015-2020) at Fritsch Elementary School. He was also a Science teacher and Science Implementation Specialist (2014-2015) at Carson High. He served as dean of students (teacher on special assignment) for Carson high (2013-2014) after teaching science and serving as the head baseball coach for Carson High (2008-2013). He taught Science, Physical Education and served as an assistant coach for varsity as well as the offensive coordinator for junior varsity football at Pueblo West High School in Pueblo, Colo. Prior to his stints at Carson and Pueblo West, he taught Science and Physical Education and coached a variety of sports (1997-2001) at Dayton High School for the Lyon County School District. Dr. Farnworth earned a Bachelor’s in Education, graduating from Mesa State College in 1996. He later earned a Master’s in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix in 2001 before earning his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019.
Mrs. Desrosiers, the new dean of students for Carson Middle School, previously served as the administrative designee and district substitute administrator (2016-2020) for Douglas County School District. She also taught kindergarten, first, second, third, seventh and eighth grade for Douglas County School District from (2008-2020). From 2004-2008, Mrs. Desrosiers served as a proprietor for the Keys Café in So. Lake Tahoe where she managed all the operations of the restaurant and catering company. She began her teaching career with the Carson City School District where she taught first and second grade (2001-2004) for Fremont and Bordewich Bray Elementary Schools. She earned a Bachelor’s in Humanities in 2000 and a post baccalaureate teaching credential (2002) before earning a Master’s in Teaching and Master’s in Administration (2016) from Sierra Nevada College. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude and was recognized as Teacher of the Year for 2011 and 2018 for Douglas County School District.
Prior to his appointment as dean of students for Carson Middle School, Mr. Nelms, served as the safety committee lead facilitator and director (2017-2018) as well as an administrative intern and subbing (2017-2020) and Physical Education teacher (2016-2020) at Carson Middle. Most has also served as the varsity track head coach (2016-2020) and varsity football assistant coach (2016-2020) for Carson High School. Mr. Nelms also taught Physical Education at Southside Elementary (2014-2015) in Spring Creek, Nev. and completed his student teaching at Sage Elementary and Spring Creek High School (2014) in Elko, Nev. He earned a Bachelor’s in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science from the University of Jamestown (2015) in Jamestown, N.D. and his Masters in Educational Administration (2018) from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz.
Ms. Robinson, the new vice principal at Eagle Valley Middle School, has served within the Carson City School district for nearly 25 years. Most recently, she was the dean of students (2018-2020) and administrative intern – acting as dean of students (Oct. 2015 – June 2016 and Aug. 2017 – June 2018) at Carson Middle School. She also taught sixth grade Science (2006-2015) and sixth grade Math (2003-2006) at Carson Middle. She was a second grade team teacher (2002-2003), Math Facilitator (2001-2002), fourth grade teacher (1999-2001) and first grade team teacher (1996-1999) at Empire Elementary School. She began her teaching career as a remedial Reading teacher at Bordewich-Bray Elementary (Jan. – June 1996). Ms. Robinson earned her Bachelor’s in Pre-Medicine (1993) and her Master’s in Elementary Education (1997) from the University of Nevada, Reno. She also earned a Master’s in Administration from Sierra Nevada College in 2017.
Prior to her appointment as vice principal at Fritsch Elementary School, Ms. Hoppe served as a second, third, fourth, and fifth-grade teacher (2008-2020) at Empire and Fritsch Elementary Schools in Carson City. She earned a Bachelor’s (2003) and her teaching credentials (2007) from San Diego State University in San Diego, Calif. before earning her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 through the Nevada Leads Program. Ms. Hoppe was also named Teacher of the Year at Fritsch Elementary School in 2019 and received the “Light of Education” award in 2015. She is also GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) endorsed.