Central High School Principal resigns

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 1:50 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The leadership of Central High School is in question after Principal Lanc Sellden resigned earlier today.

District 51 staff say they received his letter of resignation sometime Thursday.

Sellden said the following in a letter to parents obtained by KJCT:

Dear Warriors, Families, Friends, and Fans:

I am writing this letter to inform all of you of my resignation as Principal at Central High School, effective at the end of the Spring 2023 semester. I decided to announce this as early as possible so the CHS staff has the most optimal opportunity to find an amazing replacement.

Being the Principal at CHS over the past eight years has been my greatest honor. I initially came to CHS as a twenty-three-year-old kid who was blown away by the culture and kindness that I found in the halls at Central. I knew that I had found a home. Throughout my tenure as a teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and Principal I have strove to keep the culture strong and supportive.

I want to thank all of the students who have impacted my life in so many ways over the years. The memories that you have given me will not be forgotten. To the families (many of who were students of mine as well), I want to thank you for entrusting me with your greatest treasures. You have been a joy to work with throughout the years and I appreciate the amazing individuals you have raised and allowed me to spend time with.

A school is not just a building, it is the individuals who have dedicated their lives to make it a welcoming place of learning with their hard work and love. I could not have asked for a better staff to learn from and grow with than the staff at CHS. Each of you holds a place in my heart and has made me the man I am today. Please continue to love the kids, love each other, and love what you do.

I have cherished my time as a Warrior and want nothing more than to see our school grow and continue to develop into the great school you all deserve it to be.

Thank you for allowing me to be a Warrior.

Lanc Sellden


This story is still developing. More information will be released as it becomes available.