Chief School Effectiveness Officer Terry Elliott has announced his resignation from Jeffco Public Schools.
Subject: Applying All You Have Taught Me to A New Position for Next Year
Dear Esteemed Collogues,
Nearly 45 years ago I stepped into Jeffco Schools for the first time. Since then I have truly grown and benefited from the daily efforts of everyone in our school district not only as a student, but also as an educator, coach, DECA sponsor, administrator, and as a parent. So it is with mixed emotions that I let you all know that I have decided to accept the position of Principal, Comprehensive High School #3 in School District 27J (that is a temporary name…the school naming process is underway).
This change is driven by my desire to return to directly working with students and staff in a school setting. Additionally, this is a “once in a career” opportunity to build a school from the ground up as the school is under construction with a scheduled opening date of August 2018. I will be applying all that you have shared with me as well as all that I have observed in your work over the years to this new position and school community. The team at School District 27J that I will be joining reminds me of the community I will be departing in Jeffco—valuing people and holding high expectations for all staff and students.
Please know that I will remain a Jeffco Schools’ community member, proud graduate and parent of graduates of Jeffco Schools. You can be assured that I am committed to supporting the transition of leadership resulting in a strong foundation to ensure we continue building bright futures for the 86,000 young scholars we serve daily. You can expect me to continue to pour my passion for this district into my work during this transitional period—I am committed to your success and the on-going success of Jeffco Schools.
I would like to thank you for your leadership and commitment to supporting the staff and communities you all lead. It has been an honor to support your work over the past three years.
With regards and appreciation, –Terry
Chief School Effectiveness Officer
Jefferson County Public Schools