Chris Bellmont is the new principal at Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Superintendent Joe Gothard announced recently.
An opening developed at Gideon Pond Elementary when Principal Kristine Black transferred to Hidden Valley Elementary School in Savage. The job opening was posted and received a lot of interest. After three rounds of interviews, Bellmont was selected and has accepted the new role.
“Our priority was to identify a leader who best fits the needs of Gideon Pond at this time and Chris will be a good match for the school,” said Gothard. “He will continue the academic excellence at Gideon Pond and be very focused on success for all students.”
Bellmont joined the district in 2001 after graduating from the University of St. Thomas and has taught social studies at Burnsville Alternative High School and Burnsville High School. Since 2009, Bellmont has served as an associate principal at Burnsville High School.
Bellmont looks forward to joining the Gideon Pond community and getting to know students, families and staff members.