Bette Nickell

Phone: 970-327-4336 ex. 201


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Bette Nickell

Meet our new Interim Superintendent

I grew up in Uravan, graduated from Nucla High School and have always considered the West End as my home. I graduated with high distinction from Arizona State University and did my first year teaching on the tiny island of Guam. I returned to the West End and was honored to have my school named as one of twenty-five if the most creative schools in Colorado. I moved to Hayden, CO and served as their Superintendent of School for four years.

I have degrees and from Western State College and Colorado State University. I worked for the Colorado Dept. of Education as a Director for Special Programs. Life became very interesting when I changed careers and served six years as a Montrose County Judge. I've served three times as Norwood's Interim Superintendent and have been blessed to raise six children and to see them begin their careers. I look forward to doing more travel and meeting people from different cultures. Life is an exciting adventure!