Roaring Fork School District

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    Park jumps into academic excellence role at RFSD

    This month, Stacey Park began her position as the Roaring Fork School District’s chief academic officer (CAO); a job that, when it came open, she “just jumped in.”

    Park said, “I read about the district’s focus on prioritizing students’ social-emotional well-being in service of academic learning, and that’s in line… read more →

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    Finding community — for family, work and home

    Interviewing Lindsay Hentschel, what comes through is her endearing sense of humor and her love for her community.

    Going into her 20th year with the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), Hentschel will step into an assistant principal role at Glenwood Springs High School (GSHS) alongside Assistant Principal Gayla Rowe next… read more →

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    Survey results reveal overall satisfaction among RFSD educators

    The results of the 2022 Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) survey, administered this spring through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and released in May, are being analyzed by school administrators across the state.

    According to the CDE website, “TLCC is a statewide, confidentialread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Critical Race Theory must be taught

    Opinion by Antoinette Brasier
    Carbondale Middle School 

    As of 2022, seven U.S. states have banned Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in schools. CRT is an intellectual and social movement by civil-rights scholars and activists who seek to examine the intersection of race, society and

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    Get to know RFSD’s new superintendent

    When Dr. Jesús Rodríguez came to visit the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) in mid-April as one of three finalists for the district’s superintendent position, he said, “I hoped that they got to know who I was as a human being.”

    He grew up in Brighton, located about 25 miles… read more →

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    Carbondale is site of next RFSD staff housing expansion

    The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to expand its staff housing program by 30 to 60 new units in Carbondale. The proposal was presented by Jeff Gatlin, RFSD chief operating officer, at the regularly-scheduled board meeting on April 13 at theread more →

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    RFSD superintendent search narrows in

    The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) is narrowing in on its search for a new superintendent to replace Rob Stein at the end of the school year. Three finalists will travel to the Valley to meet the community and get a glimpse of what they might expect inread more →

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    Love Notes: That’s a wrap…

    As the month of March came to an end, the Love Notes Project also wrapped up its latest component. The final phase of the project included an informational virtual meeting the community was invited to. The thousands of love notes that people wrote in support of local LGBTQIA+read more →

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    School board approves salary adjustment plan

    At the March 16 meeting of the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education, held at Carbondale’s district offices, the board approved a resolution supporting a salary adjustment plan, implemented “to provide fair, competitive and living wages for all employees.”

    Funding for the plan’s implementation comes from the mill… read more →

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    RFSD begins superintendent hiring process

    By the end of last week, Glenn “Max” McGee, president of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), and Valerie Pitts, HYA associate, had held 29 meetings in the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), making good progress on completing the community engagement phase of the search for a newread more →