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Dr. Thomas Meyer vies for LCSD1 superintendent role; in-depth interview scheduled

Laramie County School District #1 Administration Building Inlaid with a photo of Dr. Thomas K. Meyer (Courtesy Laramie County School District 1)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Dr. Thomas Meyer, a seasoned educator with over 30 years in the field, is slated as the second of three candidates to interview for the position of Superintendent of Schools for Laramie County School District 1.

Currently leading Bellevue Community School District in Iowa, Meyer’s tenure is marked by problem-based learning educational practices. He earned his Ph.D. at Drake University in 2021, with a dissertation focusing on personalized learning.

His background, detailed on the LCSD1 website, also includes an Educational Specialist Degree in 2010 and a Principal Licensure in 2002 from Drake University, as well as a Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Wyoming in 1998.

Under his leadership, Bellevue witnessed both the launch of the “Bellevue BIG” initiative, which focused on personalized student learning through student interests and passions, and the passage of a $13.1 million school bond referendum for a new elementary school.

Meyer’s time with the Cheyenne community starts at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29 with school tours, offering him firsthand experience of LCSD1’s educational environment, and will be followed by meetings with district and community stakeholders throughout the day.

The community has an opportunity to have a role in this selection process. A public forum, scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Storey Gym Boardroom, 2811 House Ave., offers an open platform for Meyer to address questions from community members and district staff.

This session will help the LCSD1 Board of Trustees gauge public opinion, and will also be livestreamed. The day culminates with Dr. Meyer’s executive session interview with the board at 7:30 p.m.