Superintendent Brent Curtice retiring from Garfield Re-2 after 2019-20 school year

Alex Zorn

In this July 2017 file photo, Garfield Re-2 Superintendent Brent Curtice rides Gus the Bus.
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Garfield Re-2 Schools Superintendent Brent Curtice has set a retirement date for June 2020.

“I’ve had a great career,” Curtice said at the March 12 Garfield Re2 School Board meeting, where he announced the decision.

“I’ve been able to lead kids from every level — from teaching to coaching … I have no regrets,” he said. “I’ve been blessed to work with two incredible board presidents and an incredible board. I’ve worked with principals and directors, and there are none better. There are times in your career that you just have to say it’s time.”

Curtice joined Garfield Re-2 on March 8, 2016. Before joining Re-2, he served as Moffat County School District Re-1 superintendent.

He will retire with a total of 38 years of experience as a classroom teacher, building administrator, assistant superintendent and superintendent, according to the news release.

“We are thankful to have had Mr. Curtice as a superintendent in Garfield Re-2,” board president Jay Rickstrew said. “He is a great leader, a good man, and has generated great momentum in our district. I want to thank Brent for everything that he has done and congratulate him on a long-lived and successful career.”

The board plans to develop a timeframe for the superintendent search and intends to post the job sometime in early 2020.

A specific date for the job to be posted has not been determined, according to the news release.

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