Former Bruce Borchers' Colleagues, Both Minnesota Educators, Leave Rockwood
A replacement to former Minnesota administrator Nancy DuBois was named at Thursday's Rockwood School District Board of Education meeting. Today, the other administrator from Minnesota resigned, plus the district's director of finance.
A year after regionwide controversy within Rockwood School District concerning the district's hiring of two of Superintendent Bruce Borchers' colleagues from Minnesota, both of those administrators have resigned from Rockwood. All three administrators—Borchers, Randy Smasal and Nancy DuBois—had worked in the same school district prior to Borchers becoming Rockwood's superintendent.
For background, read Patch article: New Rockwood Hires: Superintendent, Board Say Normal Steps Taken
An email initiated Friday afternoon by Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions co-founder and spokesperson Eileen Tyrrell to Rockwood Chief Communications Officer Kim Cranston confirmed that Randy Smasal has submitted a letter of resignation to the district's school board directors.
Earlier on Friday, Patch announced the replacement to Nancy DuBois: New Rockwood Executive Director of Learning and Support Services Hired
Cranston said Smasal accepted a position as the director of teaching and learning at the Edina School District in Edina, MN.
In the same Friday email, Cranston stated Scott Tate, Rockwood's director of finance, also submitted a resignation letter.
She said Tate, who has worked for Rockwood for the past three years, will become the deputy director and chief financial officer of the Cooperating School Districts (CSD) of Greater St. Louis. He replaces Steve Keyser, who is retiring.
To see the CSD announcement of Tate, click here.
In an unrelated but noteworthy point about the future of the district's financial team and superintendent cabinet, Rockwood's Chief Financial Officer Shirley Broz will be retiring next month, as previously reported by Patch.
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