Roaring Fork Principal Brett Stringer resigning, effective at end of school year |

Roaring Fork Principal Brett Stringer resigning, effective at end of school year

Roaring Fork High School principal Brett Stringer holds the door open for students at the start of school last month.
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Roaring Fork High School Principal Brett Stringer will resign from his position at the end of the school year, the school district announced Thursday.

In a statement, Stringer, who has been the principal at the Carbondale high school for two years since 2017, said he is pursuing other opportunities.

“While I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead in this amazing community, I have decided to pursue other leadership opportunities,” Stringer wrote in a letter to community members. “I wish the students and staff the absolute best moving forward.”

The school district will be posting an opening for a new principal at RFHS soon, according to a Roaring Fork School District news release.

“We are grateful to Brett for his leadership and dedication over the past two years,” RFSD Superintendent Rob Stein said in a statement. “We are all going to miss him for his thoughtfulness, collaborative leadership, fairness, and compassion. On behalf of the Roaring Fork Schools, I want to thank him for his many contributions and wish him the best of luck.”

“While my transition into this community has not been easy, I am very proud of our school’s achievements over the last two years,” Stringer said in his letter.

Stringer said during his time at RFSD, the school has worked to increase communication with the community.

“Through events like our Bilingual Parent Nights, we have expanded opportunities for our parents to have a stronger voice in our school. We have increased our level of transparency and teacher voice in school decision-making. We have also built upon our strong culture to implement structures based on high expectations for our students, which sets them up for greater success after high school,” Stringer wrote.

Stringer also pointed to the academic success of RFHS students in the past two years, during which “hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships” were awarded to students, plus success in sports and a strengthening of the performance and visual arts programs.

“I will continue to ensure the best possible experiences for our students and staff throughout this transition,” Stringer wrote.

Parents will be involved in selecting the next principal in accordance with district policy, according to the district release.

The district will convene an interview committee comprised of school “faculty, staff, parents, board members, administrators and students,” according to the district’s hiring process for principals and school directors.

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