Hill County Gets New Superintendent of Schools

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – As of last Thursday, Hill County has a new Superintendent of Schools. Marie Deegan is taking over the post after former Superintendent of Schools Maureen Odegard left the position at the end of June. Deegan is from Stanford, Montana, but has been in Havre for 28 years. She had retired from teaching Spanish and law classes at Havre High School after 27 years and was looking for a new challenge.

“I got my undergraduate degree at Carroll College in Helena, taught at a number of Hi-Line schools. I also have a paralegal degree from what was then the College of Great Falls and I have a law degree from the University of Montana. And my friends call me a recovering attorney.”

Deegan says she is the Superintendent for the county’s rural schools.

“I have the three rural schools in Hill County, which is the Gildford Colony School, Davey School and Cottonwood School. I am the Superintendent for those three districts. I also have other duties that have to do with budgeting and I’m still learning about those. That includes transportation and retirement funds for all of the school districts.”

Deegan says she is learning the details of her new job as she goes and she hopes she can do a good job for the taxpayers of Hill County as well as the students.

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