Habel selected as principal at Great Falls High

Geoffry Habel has been selected as the new principal at Great Falls High School, pending school board approval.

On April 8, a Great Falls Public Schools panel that included district leaders, parents and students conducted interviews with five candidates from a pool of six applicants and recommended Habel for the position.

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Habel would replace Heather Hoyer, who was selected as the new assistant superintendent for secondary education, replacing Tom Moore, who will become the GFPS superintendent on July 1.

“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 in a release. “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.”

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Habel has been an associate principal at Great Falls High School since 2015.

Before that, he was a teacher and coach at the school from 2004 to 2015.

Habel taught modern world history and coached football.

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Originally from Dutton, Habel began his teaching and coaching career in Nevada in 1995, after graduating from University of Montana Western, then Western Montana College.

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Habel’s wife Tara is a first grade teacher at Valley View Elementary and they have two children: Cade, a 2017 GFHS graduate currently attending Duke University in North Carolina and Rian, a GFHS senior.