Willie Thibault, Glasgow High School’s vice principal, activities director and transportation director, will be moving on to become principal for Washington Middle School in Glendive in the fall.
Thibault first got the idea of wanting to become a teacher in his junior year of high school. He credits his high school history teacher, one who would come dressed in outfits during lesson plans to get his class more involved, as the one responsible for planting the seed.
It wasn’t until the age of 31 where he decided to go back to school and pursue his teaching degree. In 1988, Thibault enrolled at University of North Dakota-Williston and spent two years there working toward his degree.
After completing his two years at Williston, Thibault transferred to Dickinson State for his final two years and earned his degree in social and behavioral science. He later went back and continued his education at University of Montana-Missoula with a master’s in educational leadership.
Thibault explained that his time at Glasgow High School is something he will always appreciate.
“I had the opportunity to work with an awesome staff,” Thibault said. “The people are extremely supportive of the school here.
Thibault’s last day on the job here is June 13. Thibault acknowledged that as that date approaches, the idea of not being a Scottie anymore is hard to fathom.
“It’s been tough,” Thibault said. “I’ve gotten to be pretty close to a lot of our staff members. We have outstanding teachers here."
With the emotions of leaving Glasgow aside, Thibault recognizes that this is the time to move on.
“Education is where my heart is,” said Thibault. “I’m just looking forward to another chapter in my career and hopefully there’s more than one chapter left in that book.”