Subject: Superintendent Transition
Dear Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified Staff Member:
It is with bittersweet emotion that I announce to you that I am the finalist for the position of superintendent in the Fall River Joint Unified School District. The Board in Fall River will hopefully take action on our negotiated contract at their June board meeting; until then, this appointment is unofficial.
In all sincerity the past six years have been the most rewarding in my 30 year career in education. I feel that I have made many enduring friendships and have left a positive impact on a District with great employees that make a difference for children. You are all doing great work and that will continue.
This is as much a personal shift for me and my wife Katie as a professional opportunity. My family has owned a cattle ranch in the Intermountain Area for six generations and in a way my roots are in eastern Shasta County.
The Board here in SPJUSD is already conversing about how to proceed in the interim period from my departure on June 30 to when a full-scale search is conducted for your next County and District superintendent. There is no reason a permanent superintendent cannot be seated by the start of school in late August, if not before.
My memories both personally and professionally of Sierra County will always be with me. Thank you!
Yours in education,