Same Faces, new places

June 01, 2023

Here’s a look at who’s going where for the 2023-24 school year.

There will be some familiar faces in different buildings for the coming school year.

Beginning July 1, Nathan Marting, who currently serves as an associate principal at Burlington High School, will become the principal of Edward Stone Middle School.

Vida Long, who currently serves as principal of Ed Stone, will take over the helm at Aldo Leopold Intermediate School.

Tim Cradic, the current principal of Aldo, will become the principal of Grimes Elementary School. Wesley White, the current principal of Grimes, is taking a position with the Great Prairie Area Education Agency.

Taking Marting’s place as assistant principal of BHS will be Brandon Kurovski, who currently serves there as dean of students.

Taking Kurovski’s place as the dean of students will be Nick Hauenstein, the current assistant principal at Ed Stone.

Beth Shurtleff, the current principal of our VIBE Virtual Learning Program, will become the assistant principal at Ed Stone. She also will continue to serve as supervisor of technology for the district. The new VIBE principal will be announced after a hire has been made.

Marting first joined BCSD this past year, but he has been working in education for nearly 23 years. His previous roles have included high school agriculture teacher, FFA advisor, football coach, and a principal for grades six through 12. Prior to coming to Burlington, he was superintendent of the Jesup Community School District.

“While it has been an honor and privilege to serve the high school this past year with a wonderful team of staff, administrators and student body, I am eager to join the Ed Stone family for the 2023-24 school year,” Marting said. “I am excited to work with the students, staff, and parents/guardians in providing the highest quality education, rich in experiences in and out of the classroom.”

Long’s career in education spans two decades. About half of that time has been spent working in Burlington schools with middle and intermediate-school-aged children. Prior to becoming the principal of Ed Stone, she was an associate principal at BHS.

“I absolutely love this age group and I feel very fortunate to be a part of a school district that works so hard for the community’s students,” Long said. “I can’t wait to be a part of the Aldo team!”

Cradic has been working in Burlington schools for 24 years, with his most recent year as a teacher having been spent at Grimes, where he taught fifth grade for nearly two years before becoming the assistant principal at Aldo back when it was still a middle school. After two years there, he became the principal of North Hill Elementary School, where he remained for three years before returning to Aldo, this time as its principal.

“It has been an absolute honor and privilege to serve the students and families of Aldo Leopold Intermediate School these past four years,” Cradic said. “I love our district and our schools, and I look forward to getting to know Grimes families and students and working together to promote and inspire their passion for lifelong learning.”