Former Manual head Stein picked to lead Re-1 schools
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Dr. Rob Stein, who led the reincarnation of Denver’s Manual High School as principal from 2007-10 and who also has ties to Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, has been tabbed to become the next superintendent for the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District.
The Re-1 school board conducted interviews last week with Stein and one other finalist, current North Kitsap School District (Washington) administrator Shawn Woodward.
School board President Matt Hamilton said the board unanimously decided on Stein, and will now enter into contract negotiations. Per state statute, a formal offer cannot be made before May 12, two weeks after Stein and Woodward were named as finalists.
“Rob brings a deep passion for education to our district, while being focused on ensuring all kids leave our schools with skills to be successful 21st century citizens,” Hamilton said in a press release issued this afternoon.
“The board is excited to have Rob join our leadership team and looks forward to working with him as we build one of Colorado’s most respected public school systems,” Hamilton said.
Stein, 52, a 1978 graduate of Manual High School in Denver, left his position as headmaster at the prestigious Graland Country Day School in 2007 to rebuild his alma mater after Manual was closed as a low-performing school.
Since 2010, Stein has been working as a consultant for two national education programs, Get Smart Schools and Expeditionary Learning.
In the late 1980s he was a history teacher at CRMS, an independent college preparatory school in Carbondale. And for the past two years, he has served on the CRMS board of trustees.
“I am honored and excited to be considered for this position,” Stein said in the school district press release. “The Roaring Fork School District presents a very strong profile of accomplishments, and like all districts, it must still do more to ensure that all students have unlimited opportunities for their future.”
The Re-1 board will schedule a special meeting the week of May 14 to consider a formal contract with Stein. That meeting will be set during the board’s regular meeting on Wednesday at the District Office in Glenwood Springs.
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