Fort Collins High School principal Tam Smith was removed from his post in early January and transferred to an administrative position within the Powder School District.
An email sent to families at Fort Collins High School on Jan.4 alerted them to the change in leadership, saying Smith was being transferred to a post in the District Operations Department and more information on the decision would not be forthcoming. provided “out of respect for (Smith’s) privacy.”
PSD officials did not immediately respond to questions about the decision or Smith’s new role at the district level.
The message – sent to families by Assistant High School Superintendent Scott Nielsen and Executive Director of Human Resources Brett Larsen – said “there is no criminal investigation related to this announcement.”
Jen Roth, one of the school’s three vice-principals, will serve as the point of contact until an interim principal is appointed, according to the district.
Smith spent a short time in high school, replacing former principal Mark Eversole when he started playing the role in the fall of 2019. He came from Bulgaria to Fort Collins, where he worked as principal and dean. students of the American College of Sofia.
Smith’s departure from Fort Collins High School is the second administrative departure to leave the community with questions in recent years. In the 2019-2020 school year, the school’s athletic director, Skip Caddoo, was removed from his post by the district council and paid over $ 16,000 to stay home for much of the time. of the first half, according to a previous report from Colorado.
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