Rob Stein, the former Denver Manual High School principal who recently was named superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District, resigned Wednesday to care for his family after his wife was injured in a bicycle accident.
“In my short time getting to know the district, I have grown extremely fond of the people and developed a deep regard for your work,” Stein said in a statement to the Roaring Fork community announcing his decision.
“Regretfully, however, given the needs of my wife and family, I can find no workable means of continuing as superintendent. The staff, students and community of the Roaring Fork Schools deserve strong, dedicated leadership and I am sorry I am unable to provide it at this time.”
Matthew Hamilton, Roaring Fork’s school board president, said the board will meet next week to discuss selection of an interim leader and create a timeline for the selection of a new president.
“The board of education is saddened to have to consider this letter of resignation at its July 18 board meeting,” he said. “The board and staff extend their best wishes to Rob and his family as they work through this difficult time.”