Carbondale Middle School Principal Jennifer Lamont to retire at end of school year  

Jennifer Lamont with students at Carbondale Middle School.
Courtesy photo

Carbondale Middle School Principal Jennifer Lamont has announced her plans to retire at the end of the current school year after 25 years with the Roaring Fork Schools. 

“For 25 years, I have looked forward to coming to Carbondale Middle School each day knowing that I would get to laugh, share the struggles, celebrate the victories and spend time with our school community — the amazing students, staff and families,” Lamont said in a letter to the CMS community.

“It is with a great deal of sadness, but also with a sense of fulfillment and an appreciation that I’m announcing my plans to retire as principal of Carbondale Middle School at the end of this year.“

Prior to becoming principal at CMS, Lamont was an assistant principal and special education teacher. Under Lamont’s leadership, CMS was recognized as the 2018 state winner for the Colorado Succeeds Award, a district news release states.

“During her time in the Roaring Fork Schools, Jenn has built a reputation as an unwavering advocate for her school, always approaching situations with conviction and a strong, well-thought-out plan,” Chief Academic Officer Stacey Park shared in her own letter to CMS families and staff. “She works tirelessly to support her students, families, and staff members and is known for her compassion and empathy. Jenn holds her school community to a high standard and is relentless in ensuring that every student has the academic opportunities and supports that they need to succeed, staying laser-focused on student outcomes and achievement.”

This vacant position for the 2023-24 school year will be posted immediately, the release states. The process to hire a new principal is to involve staff and community members, as outlined by district policy. 

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